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  • Thanks Grant and ChrisM for the sig idea.

    No, I wouldn't post something like this in the "regular" forums, it's not a SQL problem!  😉

    For reference, here's the link as well: https://www.gofundme.com/f/get-breezy-a-new-wheelchair?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

  • DOH!!!! double facepalm moment

    multiple copies of management studio open (I have v17 because it still has debug mode and v18 because I have sql2019)

    executed a query thinking it was on live, actually it was on my laptop (I got the wrong window) ...could not understand why I was getting foreign key violations but the other developers weren't

    I can't live with the shame 🙁

     

    MVDBA

  • jonathan.crawford wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Tonight, I'll be in a theatre orchestra pit for the 5th time this week.  No need for prayers - I need coffee.  Lots of coffee.

    So, which production? And what are you playing? I loved pit orchestra. Favorite was collaborating with the dance department on a Duke Ellington show, that was really interesting.

    Last week it was a show at Leeds University - their Student Union has an Opera Society, and they keep asking me to go help, which is a bit of a shock.  They had me playing cello (which I don't normally do) in a staged production of Handel's secular oratorio "Semele".

    This week, I've been roped in to play double bass for Leeds Youth Opera's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni (with zombies - Zombie Ovanni?).  First night is tonight.  If you're in Leeds this week, and fancy a bit of culture, we're on for four nights - https://www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/mozarts-don-giovanni/5062

    Thomas Rushton
    blog: https://thelonedba.wordpress.com

  • Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Tonight, I'll be in a theatre orchestra pit for the 5th time this week.  No need for prayers - I need coffee.  Lots of coffee.

    What do you play? I have been a musician most of my life. Picked up my trumpet about 2 1/2 years ago after more than 25 years. Been playing regularly ever since. Had a gig last night with a traditional English style brass band. I have another gig tonight with my rock band. I have also played bass continuously for more pushing 40 years now. We should have a SSC hootenanny someday.

    Semi-professionally, I'm mainly a double bassist, but also play cello when asked.  I also picked up the oboe last year after about 30 years of it not having been used, and am playing that rather badly with a community orchestra.  All classical, though - if it's not written down, I can't play it.  🙁  I guess it's the way I was trained...

    Thomas Rushton
    blog: https://thelonedba.wordpress.com

  • jasona.work wrote:

    Thanks Grant and ChrisM for the sig idea.

    No, I wouldn't post something like this in the "regular" forums, it's not a SQL problem!  😉

    For reference, here's the link as well: https://www.gofundme.com/f/get-breezy-a-new-wheelchair?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

    Thanks for sharing Jason, now let's get this one over the line!

    😎

     

  • Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Tonight, I'll be in a theatre orchestra pit for the 5th time this week.  No need for prayers - I need coffee.  Lots of coffee.

    What do you play? I have been a musician most of my life. Picked up my trumpet about 2 1/2 years ago after more than 25 years. Been playing regularly ever since. Had a gig last night with a traditional English style brass band. I have another gig tonight with my rock band. I have also played bass continuously for more pushing 40 years now. We should have a SSC hootenanny someday.

    Semi-professionally, I'm mainly a double bassist, but also play cello when asked.  I also picked up the oboe last year after about 30 years of it not having been used, and am playing that rather badly with a community orchestra.  All classical, though - if it's not written down, I can't play it.  🙁  I guess it's the way I was trained...

    haha I can play with or without charts. But for my rock band I actually chart everything for all the horn parts. We have such a revolving group of horns. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals and myself (trumpet) are the only constants. Having stuff charted makes it super easy to bring in an extra player or two for a show. We have a show this friday and since we have a second trumpet (a serious ringer) I will play about the show on the tenor horn. Yes I play the tenor horn in a rock band. Definitely not something you see everyday, and certainly not in the US as the tenor horn is not very common over here.

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  • Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Tonight, I'll be in a theatre orchestra pit for the 5th time this week.  No need for prayers - I need coffee.  Lots of coffee.

    What do you play? I have been a musician most of my life. Picked up my trumpet about 2 1/2 years ago after more than 25 years. Been playing regularly ever since. Had a gig last night with a traditional English style brass band. I have another gig tonight with my rock band. I have also played bass continuously for more pushing 40 years now. We should have a SSC hootenanny someday.

    Semi-professionally, I'm mainly a double bassist, but also play cello when asked.  I also picked up the oboe last year after about 30 years of it not having been used, and am playing that rather badly with a community orchestra.  All classical, though - if it's not written down, I can't play it.  🙁  I guess it's the way I was trained...

    haha I can play with or without charts. But for my rock band I actually chart everything for all the horn parts. We have such a revolving group of horns. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals and myself (trumpet) are the only constants. Having stuff charted makes it super easy to bring in an extra player or two for a show. We have a show this friday and since we have a second trumpet (a serious ringer) I will play about the show on the tenor horn. Yes I play the tenor horn in a rock band. Definitely not something you see everyday, and certainly not in the US as the tenor horn is not very common over here.

    I'm amazed, actually I shouldn't be, by how many DBA's are current or former musicians.  I was a music major my first go round at college.

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  • Michael L John wrote:

    Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Tonight, I'll be in a theatre orchestra pit for the 5th time this week.  No need for prayers - I need coffee.  Lots of coffee.

    What do you play? I have been a musician most of my life. Picked up my trumpet about 2 1/2 years ago after more than 25 years. Been playing regularly ever since. Had a gig last night with a traditional English style brass band. I have another gig tonight with my rock band. I have also played bass continuously for more pushing 40 years now. We should have a SSC hootenanny someday.

    Semi-professionally, I'm mainly a double bassist, but also play cello when asked.  I also picked up the oboe last year after about 30 years of it not having been used, and am playing that rather badly with a community orchestra.  All classical, though - if it's not written down, I can't play it.  🙁  I guess it's the way I was trained...

    haha I can play with or without charts. But for my rock band I actually chart everything for all the horn parts. We have such a revolving group of horns. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals and myself (trumpet) are the only constants. Having stuff charted makes it super easy to bring in an extra player or two for a show. We have a show this friday and since we have a second trumpet (a serious ringer) I will play about the show on the tenor horn. Yes I play the tenor horn in a rock band. Definitely not something you see everyday, and certainly not in the US as the tenor horn is not very common over here.

    I'm amazed, actually I shouldn't be, by how many DBA's are current or former musicians.  I was a music major my first go round at college.

    Rock & metal guitarist here. But a developer, certainly not a DBA (couldn't take the pain!)

    If the answer to your question can be found with a brief Google search, please perform the search yourself, rather than expecting one of the SSC members to do it for you.
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  • Michael L John wrote:

    Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Sean Lange wrote:

    Thomas Rushton wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Tonight, I'll be in a theatre orchestra pit for the 5th time this week.  No need for prayers - I need coffee.  Lots of coffee.

    What do you play? I have been a musician most of my life. Picked up my trumpet about 2 1/2 years ago after more than 25 years. Been playing regularly ever since. Had a gig last night with a traditional English style brass band. I have another gig tonight with my rock band. I have also played bass continuously for more pushing 40 years now. We should have a SSC hootenanny someday.

    Semi-professionally, I'm mainly a double bassist, but also play cello when asked.  I also picked up the oboe last year after about 30 years of it not having been used, and am playing that rather badly with a community orchestra.  All classical, though - if it's not written down, I can't play it.  🙁  I guess it's the way I was trained...

    haha I can play with or without charts. But for my rock band I actually chart everything for all the horn parts. We have such a revolving group of horns. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals and myself (trumpet) are the only constants. Having stuff charted makes it super easy to bring in an extra player or two for a show. We have a show this friday and since we have a second trumpet (a serious ringer) I will play about the show on the tenor horn. Yes I play the tenor horn in a rock band. Definitely not something you see everyday, and certainly not in the US as the tenor horn is not very common over here.

    I'm amazed, actually I shouldn't be, by how many DBA's are current or former musicians.  I was a music major my first go round at college.

    Shy of showing my age, but I've only been playing for the last 50 years;-)

    😎

    Stopped gigging a while back, now it is only for my personal pleasure (read: when no one else is at home)

  • acoustic jazz guitar and half decent pub standard upright piano... the guitar only comes out when the neighbours are on holiday and I need to relax

    MVDBA

  • Stopped gigging a while back, now it is only for my personal pleasure (read: when no one else is at home)

    Same here, it's one of the disadvantages to the 9-5 (8-4) lifestyle.  When I worked shifts, I had plenty of time to get the bass out but now I'm home at the same times as Mrs B so there's not much chance to play.

    Funnily enough, the chap who lives next door used to own the music shop where I bought my first bass.  He still plays so at least one neighbour can't complain too much when I make a noise.

    It's rock and metal for me.

     


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  • Neil Burton wrote:

    Stopped gigging a while back, now it is only for my personal pleasure (read: when no one else is at home)

    Same here, it's one of the disadvantages to the 9-5 (8-4) lifestyle.  When I worked shifts, I had plenty of time to get the bass out but now I'm home at the same times as Mrs B so there's not much chance to play.

    Funnily enough, the chap who lives next door used to own the music shop where I bought my first bass.  He still plays so at least one neighbour can't complain too much when I make a noise.

    It's rock and metal for me.

    bass ? come on - only 4 strings rhythm and 6 strings is a more beautiful  thing.  although I do think that bass can be the heartbeat of a song

    MVDBA

  • Neil Burton wrote:

    Stopped gigging a while back, now it is only for my personal pleasure (read: when no one else is at home)

    Same here, it's one of the disadvantages to the 9-5 (8-4) lifestyle.  When I worked shifts, I had plenty of time to get the bass out but now I'm home at the same times as Mrs B so there's not much chance to play.

    Funnily enough, the chap who lives next door used to own the music shop where I bought my first bass.  He still plays so at least one neighbour can't complain too much when I make a noise.

    It's rock and metal for me.

    I grew up playing trumpet all the way through high school. Played in marching band and jazz band. Somewhere around 6-7th grade I picked up guitar (self taught). Then in 9th grade I picked up bass since a buddies band needed a bass player. Continued playing bass in various punk bands in the 80s and into the 90s. Occasionally picked up the trumpet during this era to sit in with funk/ska bands. Playing bass and/or lead vocals and/or rhythm guitar I opened for tons of bands that are huge today but were nobody back then. Put out a few records and later some CDs. Pretty much dropped out of playing publicly in the late 90s. But started playing trumpet again with my current band about 2 1/2 years ago. We are a heavily punk influenced rock band with horns.

    But for "serious" music I also play in a local brass band which is based loosely like a traditional English brass band. It is a cool group. It was put together by the music teacher at the local middle school as a way to get his better players some exposure to playing with top level people. So some select brass and percussion players from the middle and high school get to play in the group which consists largely of professional musicians and music educators. We only play two shows a year but it is super fun and challenging.

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  • Sean, you should look into NABBA, really fun brass band organization that has a national competition each year. I used to coach the trombone section for the youth one in the area. Love the music choices for brass band, they're so much more fun than orchestra.

    And Mike....bass boring? Think you just must be listening to the wrong music. Plenty of really good stuff out there, Rush, Mingus, lots of funk, etc.

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  • jonathan.crawford wrote:

    Sean, you should look into NABBA, really fun brass band organization that has a national competition each year. I used to coach the trombone section for the youth one in the area. Love the music choices for brass band, they're so much more fun than orchestra.

    And Mike....bass boring? Think you just must be listening to the wrong music. Plenty of really good stuff out there, Rush, Mingus, lots of funk, etc.

    Definitely know about NABBA. My oldest plays with the Fountain City Brass Band (honor band). This is his third year heading to Ft. Wayne in April. The adult band for Fountain City is above my talent (and time commitment) level.

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