Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 11:05:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Nils Ek <>
Subject: TPIN, Dr. Seuss Style

Ian McKechnie wrote:

> So when are you going to write "Dr Seuss's guide to trumpet playing"?

OK Ian, just because you asked for it...

When you're rootin' for some tootin',
But your chops are tough like leather,
Or your horn's just been run over,
And you can't put it together,
If your valves are really sticky,
If your tone is oh-so icky,
There's a place where you can go,
Send "subscribe" to "Major Dough".

He can write a mile-a-minute,
The Digest header says what's in it.
Need advice? some tips? a clue?
TPIN's the thing for you!
You can read it, write, or lurk,
Whine, complain, or be a jerk.

There are pro's there who can scream,
On their horns hung from a beam.
They will teach you how to blow,
Like you thought you'd never know.
When you sign off for the day,
You will know just how to play!

Nils Ek
DORVAL, Québec H9P 1J3