Keilwerth SX90 Straigh Alto Saxophone with black nickle finish

Cranky’s Spring Training

Cranky has been hard at work prepping for the coming 2015 season. The illustrious Keilwerth Straight Alto is in the shop for some much needed TLC. Some new pads and adjustments were long over due, but the well adjusted horn will be back in play by the end of April. In the meantime Cranky's back… Continue reading Cranky’s Spring Training

Jabbo Smith comic book story by Harvey Pekar, illustrated by Joe Sacco

Cranky luvs Jabbo

Many, many years before the origin of The Clown School Dropouts and the creation of Cranky. Ur-Cranky or Proto-Cranky, lets call him, discovered the early jazz trumpeter Jabbo Smith. Interestingly enough the discovery wasn't made through music but from a written story, a comic book, to be precise. The eye opening moment came from reading… Continue reading Cranky luvs Jabbo