Me ? I'm an early-retired musician (sax/flute/clari etc.) and computer engineer, and I started this website to assist with selling off a lifetimes' acquisitions - musical, technical and literary ! But this has to be more than a just Hyper-Space Car-Boot-Sale, so, as I have become a convert to the 'C-Melody Saxophone', the website is based around them - they are a very much under-rated and under-valued vintage classic sax. I also now play C-Soprano, and C-Clarinet. No more transposing !!
Add to that my interest in Genealogy, retaining my links with Cornwall, where I was born in '47 - a good year - and spent the first 18 years of my life. After that I moved to the more sophisticated Wiltshire, then Bristol, London, and mostly Germany working as a professional musician, interleaved with the odd "day job" and the occasional surreal but very enjoyable "Summer Season". Some of it is a bit of a blur - as they say about the 60's (or was that the 70's ?) - "If you can remember it, you weren't there !"
Then, in the 80's there followed a career change to the computer industry, based in Surrey and Berkshire - literally exchanging a 'musicians life on the road' for a 'techies life on the road', until, in 2001 my wheels thankfully fell off and I retired early to Weymouth, in glorious Dorset. And I'm totally enjoying it ! Who needs money ? There are more things in life than running on a treadmill........... Life is too short.
Currently playing jazz, latin, R&B and a little light funk (in fact anything !) whenever I get the chance, on -
'31 Martin Handcraft C-Melody, 20's Conn PanAm C-Soprano, '48 The Martin Tenor, '62 Martin Magna Alto, plus flute/piccolo and sop/alto clarinets. (oh, and tin whistles in a selection of keys.....)
Mouthpieces ? Variously, Lawton (bronze/gold), Link (ebonite), Berg Larsen (s/steel. bronze and ebonite), Couf (Jazz series, ebonite), Zinner / Strathon 'Adjustotone' (ebonite), and vintage Meyer ebonite on the C-Sop. Rico Royal (or Plasticover) reeds, occasionally LaVoz.