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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made by Corey Taylor

By Corey Taylor

During this booklet, Corey Taylor undertakes whatever by no means prior to tried within the heritage of rock superstardom: he is taking you with him as he trips undercover via a variety of ghostbusting teams who do their top to collect details and proof in regards to the life of spirits. a few are extra credible than others, and, frankly, a few are thoroughly insane, yet all are saw with applicable seriousness as Taylor makes an attempt to higher comprehend a number of the spooky issues that experience occurred to him in his existence, specifically that evening on the chilly House.

But that’s now not all, parents. Taylor once more can provide a behind-the-scenes journey of his loopy lifestyles and the various beyond-the-grave occasions he’s encountered. (You’ll be surprised how frequently Slipknot has been invaded by means of the supernatural.) Taylor additionally touches on his non secular historical past and the way it led him to think in even more than the guy within the Sky.

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The smaller mouthpiece of the trumpet will always to some extent rest on the 42 LOUIS ARMSTRONG red part of the lip. Further, he was using a great deal of pressure; that is, bearing down with the mouthpiece to support the lip, especially on high notes. " In any case, his method certainly caused him lip problems later on, and ultimately distorted his entire upper lip to an astonishing degree. With a correct embouchure this would not have happened: many players who did more high-note playing than Armstrong—Dizzy Gillespie, for example—never suffered from the lip distortion and other problems that Armstrong had.

Armstrong was drawn to the band almost from the moment he arrived at the Jones Home, but it was six months before he was invited to join it. According to Armstrong in Satchmo, Davis knew that Louis was from a tough neighborhood, assumed he was a hard case, and "hated" him. The more likely story is that Armstrong's reputation had preceded him, and Davis was wary. 6 Finally, Captain Jones put Armstrong into a singing group of some sort, first under the tutelage of a Miss Spriggins, then a Mrs. Vigne.

He worked on this aspect of his playing, giving less attention to making coherent statements, and, even though he later came to realize that he "wasn't telling no kind of a story,"8 his style throughout his life was characterized by a faster, somewhat helter-skelter hard-bitten approach to melody. A formal THE WAIFS' HOME 39 teacher would certainly have insisted on a more rounded approach, and Eldridge's work would have lost some of its powerful individuality. Self-teaching, then, has its value, but it has drawbacks as well.

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