When I was a young boy @5 years old, my dad took me to a music store. In the window hung two instruments, a guitar, and a trumpet. He asked me which one I wanted to play, I pointed at the guitar, he went in and came out with the trumpet. I'm a firm believer that you can put pretty much anything into a little kids hands and he's going to get really good at it fast. So it was with me and the trumpet. I was playing in university jazz bands by the time I was 10. It was my musical education and what I always say "made me weird". It taught me a new language of math and sound, changing how I interpreted the world forever. It was then that I also became an adult or at least a little boy who was treated like an adult. To my parents total dismay, I quit the trumpet when we moved to winnipeg at age 13. I was bored of it and didnt think it was "cool" enough. At least not as cool as the guitar. A couple months into the genesis of leaderhouse one of the guys found out I could play the trumpet and that was it, they wouldn't rest until I played the trumpet in at least one song. I was totally against it because I knew the trumpet wasn't a "pick up and play" instrument. You had to be in shape, or at least your embouchur (lips/lip muscles) had to be. Reluctantly, I brought the trumpet to a rehearsal and by the end of it we had our trumpet song. Had I known how well the trumpet was going to go over, I would have wrote more songs around it, but I didn't. We always opened with this song live for one reason. I was a sweater, especially on my upper lip so if this song was performed any later in the set, it would've slipped off my face.