[Dixielandjazz] Instrument Germs

Don Robertson jdrobertson at att.net
Thu Oct 12 09:19:35 PDT 2006

My grandson just started in the school band with a "loaner" trumpet, but 
he had to supply his own new mouthpiece.

Don Robertson
Napa, CA

Mike wrote:
> We have germ phobia! There is some evidence that our constant attack on
> bacteria is preventing our immune systems from fully developing.
> People don't seem to realize that there are good germs, bad  germs and germs
> that are neither.
> Just wash the mouthpiece on a rented instrument and wipe it occasionally
> with some rubbing alcohol. Your own germs are in symbiosis with you and are
> no concern. 
> Don't forget no kissing because of the germs!!!
> As my grandmother used to say "you have to eat a peck of dirt before you
> die."
> Mike Millward
> a dyed in the wool trad jazz fan
> millward at bigfoot.com
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