since i am at work, thought i'd tell you about a few work things going on today. i have created a new photo slide show video with the HT3 photos and updated the HT area of the site. Here's a link, you may need to refresh your browsers if you've viewed the page before... silly cookies: http://www.harrelsontrumpets.com/htseries.html
Also, here are some of my favorite music highlights of the week thus far...
happy st. patrick's day.... in the usa anyway... it's a warm (50 degrees F) in minneapolis today! we've been selling through a lot of our mouthpieces from the 48 hour sale.... check the evolving list here: http://www.harrelsontrumpets.com/index2009a.html
jason's doing consults today and building horns. paul's catching up on emails. james is doing finishing work.
i've been up since 4am... i sketched before work... here's what i did for those of you that are interested.... adding colors after work tonight :)
... and because it's fun to share... especially when worlds collide this way... my friend thomas maddux just put together a new video for his side project band... the broken bicycles... watch it here: http://vimeo.com/21143675
or check out their cd! http://thebrokenbicycles.bandcamp.com/
they're very cute... and lovely people
drumroll- here's the mouthpiece list also...
We have 35 sets of inlaid finger buttons for Bach, Getzen, Edwards, Lawler, Kanstul, Callet, Zeus & WildThing Trumpets all in stock and ready to ship TODAY! Just $75... thats as much as half price.
We also have the following DEMO mouthpieces in stock and ready to ship:
1.5C Brushed Brass $100
3C Brushed Silver $110
3C Polished Silver $110
5C Polished Silver $110
5SV Polished Silver $120
13A4A Brushed Silver $110
14A4A Brushed Silver $100
14A4A Polished Silver $11015C4 Brushed Silver $110
14B4 Polished Silver $100
16C4 Brushed Silver $100
14A4A Brushed Brass (with silver rim) $80
15C4 Brushed Bras (with silver rim) $100
3 Polished Silver $120
3 Brushed Silver (x4) $120
For more information on any of these mouthpieces or to purchase them directly call Paul at 651.330.7774 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We Also Have NEW Mouthpieces in Stock:
Schilke 14C2 Brushed Silver Reg. $220 - Sale $155
Yamaha 14A4A Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
11C4 Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
M-Series B5L Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
Bach 5C Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
1.25C Brushed Brass Reg $195 - Sale $135
Jet-Tone 10 M Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
7M Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
Merian Cx Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
Merian Bx Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
Greg Black NY2 Brushed Brass Reg. $195 - Sale $135
Harrelson 3 Brushed Silver (x6 in stock) Reg. $220 - Sale $155
hey blog readers... just a quick note to let you know that i have the 48 hour trim sale up... we have 35 sets of inlaid finger buttons for Bach, Getzen, Edwards, Lawler, Kanstul, Callet, Zeus and WildThing all for $75... in stock and ready to ship... that's a really good deal... you can link to the page here: http://www.harrelsontrumpets.com/48hourtrimsale.html
also, later today i will have a ton of mouthpieces up also, all for $100... in stock and ready to ship too :)
i put up a new sale today... it's only going to be up for 48 hours... check it out
i'm outta here! my friends are having a cd release party tonight!!! and i am really excited for that... have a good night :)
there are a few things i like very much about my job... aside from the obvious, that i have a vested interest in the success of the company... and i love music...
i love that i can listen to whatever i want all day long. i bring in my headphones... and blast (trust me) anything from rock n roll to classical... over the years i have had a few jobs with piped in elevator music and i nearly lost my mind. so i appreciate this very much.
i like being able to wear whatever i want. no dress code!
i like our shop puppy... oscar... no many places, can you work half the day with a puppy at your feet.
i love interacting with happy clients. jason often does a skype consult from across the globe. i really enjoy evesdropping on these conversations and hearing the various accents. recently a client sent me a care package! full of chocolates! i will be enjoying this perk for weeks to come~! :) Thank you!
at Harrelson Trumpets we're really starting to turn our attentions forward... to the ITG Conference... well, i suppose truth be told... I am the one most focused on it right now. Jason and Paul are still full steam ahead on orders... but I am organizing advertising and T-Shirt printing and other secret surprise projects... I hope to meet many of you there!!!
happy FAT tuesday!
i made my first trip to NOLA this past November... and I must say I never wanted to leave.... I could rewrite the entire blog I posted back then about my trip... instead I will just copy the link here and add a couple of photos :)
some people live there "work" lives and their "home" lives... and for others everything is connected. for longer than i can remember there have been no boundaries for me. i was searching through old photos the other day and came up with some fun stuff... i will be mixing it in here and there. here's a fun little tid bit. jason is one of those people that can't do anything half way.... this photo is proof. these are jason's "plans" for a kitty condo he designed for our kittens "liver and onions" about 8 years ago. jason never does anything without extensive research and design... not even a kitty condo
isn't it amazing how easy it is for average people like you and i to shoot and edit all types of media these days? i can take photos with my phone that are better quality than any i could take with any camera i have ever owned in my entire life. for someone like me... that loves music, film and photography... it's as if my world has expanded 10 fold. i had coffee with someone on friday... i was talking a little about how i am sort of the black sheep of my family. in that, i am really the only artsy fartsy one... everyone else has real jobs. they don't feel compelled to shoot thousands of photographs or travel the world. anyway... my friend told me something that made me very happy.... he said... when you're born, the world is as big as it will ever be. you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. there are no limits to the exploration and learning ahead of you. as you age.... you slowly close doors and windows. you marry... you settle down... then you become grounded... you start to say things like... i would never do xyz... i have no interest in abc.... he said you keep living in this fashion until eventually your sphere of learning is just your close friends and family... and then just within your home or your apartment... and then it closes in completely around like a box.... they call it a coffin and then you are buried in it. he said that people like me exist in the world... the push down the walls for everyone else around me... to help them see that the universe is still as big as the day they were born... that there is no reason to stop growing.... it almost made me cry. so, i thought i would share.
this weekend i went cross country skiing with a close friend of mine. i haven't been since grade school. it was a beautiful sunny day in minnesota... low 30s... not much wind.... we chatted about life and learning. about growth. about enjoying things like an afternoon of skiing with a good friend. while on the trail we met a man from argentina who was visiting just for the weekend. he was new to skiing and was moving slowly. we waited for him, helping him along. there was something really vulnerable about him... a man easily 6'3" wobbling along on skis and falling sheepishly several times. he told us about his job... he also does web design and travels the world. he named a dozen countries he's been in recently. here's another reminder to keep the world wide open. it's funny to me... that once something comes to the front of my mind... it seems i am reminded of it repeatedly.... by the universe... in every way possible. here are some skiing photos :)
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