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Trumpet Chick

I’ll be bringing my pocket trumpet again this year, ON my bike.  Any tune requests? Let me know, I’m ready to rock da Ragbrai!
   -Alicia, nyc via Iowa
    http://www.aliciarau.com

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RJBTrek, June 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

jwsknk said: Know any Chase? Livin’ In Heat maybe?

Holy Smoke!!  I have the double Chase album.  Real vinyl too.

La Fiesta (Lead trumpet unless you get like 3 more tumpets) by Maynard F.

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RJBTrek, June 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Oh yeah…I listened to your WEB site….nicccccceeee!

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“Bicycle Bill”, June 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Echoing sentiments of Chase — Get It On, Boys and Girls Together, and just about anything from the “ENNEA” album.  Another ‘must-have’ is “El Cumbanchero”, a standard for just about any high school pep band.

And speaking of “Chase” — did you know that the first song on their first album was entitled “Open Up Wide”, and the final song on what became their final album was “Close Up Tight”?

-“BB”-

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giantron, June 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm

If you can play Flight of the Bumblebee while riding a bike up a hill you’ve got to have the best lungs in the world. Now there’s a training regimen for ya!

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giantron, June 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Hey, if I bring a guitar we can do some jazz duets! Not sure I can do that while riding though ;)

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toadhead, June 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

giantron said: Hey, if I bring a guitar we can do some jazz duets! Not sure I can do that while riding though ;)

You can always stop by the Peanut Butter Jam and use one of their guitars!!!! 

And, I’m voting for some Metallica (S&M style!!!!)

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giantron, June 29, 2011 at 6:09 am

I spent a couple of days at PB Jams last year having a blast.

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jwsknk, June 29, 2011 at 6:54 am

Years ago we pulled a whole band for a day each year. Okay for the trumpets, saxs (me.) clarinets, kind of suked to be the drummer.

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redbikesrule, July 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

“It’s a Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock ‘n Roll” by AC/DC.  I bet you could pull off the bagpipe parts on the trumpet.

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“Trumpet Chick” Alicia Rau, January 3, 2012 at 10:59 am

Trumpet Chick is already getting excited for another Ragbrai filled with bikes, beer, and BRASS! I love the requests from last year, keep ’em comin’.

I have a new mount to hold my pocket trumpet behind my bike seat, so you’ll now see my nice brass from behind, heh heh. 

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alontako Lontakos, January 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Could you play “Never on Sunday” for the “Spongers Cycling Team”?  Yasou!

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mitch_cumstein, January 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hey Trumpet Chick, are you the same chick who my buddy and I performed with just outside Hedrick on XXXVIII? Former HMBer? Spent the summer of ’09 touring the country on your bike? Might be someone else.

I know I’ve played with Joe Skunk more than a couple of times over the years.

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“Trumpet Chick” Alicia Rau, January 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Spongers Cycling Team, we’ll have to meet up so I can play for your team, sure! Mitch, I didn’t tour the country on my bike in ’09, but wow that would be fun! I did play my pocket trumpet on the hills of Ragbrai for 2010 and 2011, and will be back in 2012!!

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Gypsy Rose, January 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Alicia,

What genres can I pick from? Or, are you versed in all . . .

~ Kevin

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“Trumpet Chick” Alicia Rau, January 5, 2012 at 1:53 am

Hmmm, throw me what ya want as far as genres, I’ll see what I can do! I play a lot of jazz and funk, but for Ragbrai, the usual kickers are tunes like “Theme from Rocky” and “Sweet Caroline” etc.

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