[Dixielandjazz] New Jazz Words

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 1 15:08:43 PST 2004

TOO clever, Dan! I'm sure this will start a thread when Gunter-Man reads 
it...and Jim Maihack too!
It was really fun seeing you in SF at the Watters tribute...hope to see you 
in Arizona this coming weekend!!
I'll be so happy to see you, I'll even let you buy me a pint!! :~)
Warm regards,
Bob Romans
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.,
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Cell 747-1148
Because I play trumpet, I envy no man!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Augustine" <ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 2:14 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] New Jazz Words

> Folks--
>     Just received a CD in the mail from Don Brayton, a fine tuba-picker i 
> met while in San Francisco last weekend at the Lu Watters rib (anyone know 
> his email-address?).  It's a CD by the Euphoria Jazz Band he was in, 
> _Still "Messin' Around" after 25 Years_ (recorded in July 1975, reissued 
> in 2002).  Very tasty stuff indeed. Does anyone know anything about them 
> or other recordings?
>     Also, as a part of my usual snoopy self's desire to know more about 
> bands and personnel, i did some searching on the web for this band or Don 
> and found the following item from the June-July issue of JAM magazine 
> (http://www.jazzkc.org/issues/1997-06/coda.html), which i had to pass 
> along.
>     Dan
> ----------------------
> More Words That Don't Exist But Should (And Now Do)
> There's an inventive piece of hilarity floating around the Internet these 
> days listing "New Words That Don't Exist But Should." Some examples:
> BURGACIDE (burg' uh side) n. When a hamburger can't take any more torture 
> and hurls itself through the grill into the coals.
> DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped 
> on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow remove all the 
> germs.
> Are similar inventions to be found in the world of music? You bet there 
> are. (Special thanks to contributors Don Brayton, Jerry Landsbaum, Frank 
> McGowan and Linda Vanetta.)
> IMPROVALIENATE (im prov aa' lee un ate) v. To play on chord changes you 
> know when the tune's real changes are too difficult (i.e. "I Got Rhythm" 
> for "Giant Steps"). (FM)
> HALEBOPITUDE (hale bop' a tude) n. The act of "taking it outside" when 
> lost in a solo that has no hope of getting home. (FM)
> GEETARDY (gi' tar dee, or gi tar' dee) adj. When a student is late for a 
> guitar lesson. (LV)
> SPEBSQSA (speb' skwa) v. To produce a sound of such intense disharmony 
> that any subsequent resolution, including silence, causes great pleasure. 
> And applause. (DB)
> PEANUTSENVY (pee' nutz en' vee) n. The surge of emotion felt by a lesser 
> trombonist upon seeing the wages and tips of a greater trombonist. (DB)
> BONEFIED (bone' a fide) v. p.t. What happens to the heads of big band 
> saxophone players when the trombone section lets things slide too far. 
> (FM)
> REHARM (ree' harm) v. 1. To reharmonize by using substitute chords. 2. To 
> cause even more damage to a song on your second chorus. (FM)
> MORENDO KEVORKIAN (moor en' doe ku vork' e an) adj. Slower and softer, 
> until the music completely dies out. (JL)
> YANNI RIGATONI (yan' ee rig uh tow' nee) adj. Hollow, empty, and without 
> meaning. (JL)
> NEWT FLUTE (noot' floot) n. An instrument in the woodwind family that 
> makes loud squeaking noises when played from the extreme right side of the 
> mouth. (JL)
> FLOOL (floo' ul) n. The standard game of pool played with a flute in place 
> of the cue stick. (DB)
> FLOLF (flolf) n. The standard game of golf played with a flute in place
> of clubs. (See also CLARINOLF, BASSINOLF and ORCHESTROLF.) (DB)
> TUBASM - (too' baz um) n. When a tuba player experiences a moment of 
> extreme pleasure upon properly executing the cadenza at the end of the 
> Saint-Saens cello concerto. Usually accompanied by three to five full body 
> spasms. (Ex. "Don bragged of having several tubasms in one night.") (DB)
> -- 
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