A couple of weeks ago, I went down to Iowa City for the International Trombone Festival. Picked up a new mouthpiece. Here I am getting used to it.

Maybe I’ll put more of these up every now and then.

Also, I can’t recommend Giddings Mouthpieces enough. This is the EXL model, stainless steel with a frost finish. I play on a Conn 88H (Elkhart).

WF

Back in the late Middle Ages, when we used IRC and AOL IM, whenever you would get up to grab more Cheetos or use the bathroom you would type “AFK,” which meant “away from keyboard.”

I haven’t been AFK, precisely – I’m still tearing it up on my Twitter feed and on Facebook – but I haven’t been blogging. I should remedy that, especially since there’s this fancy new website and all.

I’ll do better.

WF

Behold, my podcast.

Go here to download.

Supporting files:

Apportionment Amendment (.pdf)

1589 House (Excel spreadsheet)

Supporting links:

www.thirty-thousand.org

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/enlarging-the-house-of-representatives/?_r=0

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/its-time-to-increase-the-size-of-the-house/

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/do-we-need-a-bigger-house-of-representatives/

http://www.rawstory.com/2014/10/unhappy-with-congress-thats-because-there-arent-enough-representatives/

http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/39293/do-we-need-reform-house-representatives-reihan-salam

http://www.frumforum.com/supersize-the-house/

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/12/26/a_house_poorly_divided/

WF