Practicing and Performing in Air Conditioning

Whether you are practicing for your next gig or performing at a show, you will always end up getting a little carried away and getting into it. With this burst of energy and enthusiasm, you can expect a couple of things to happen like newfound energy, trying new things, and exhausting yourself. This exhaustion can itself be somewhat dangerous as if you are not expecting the temperature of the room to increase because of all of the energy you are giving off, or the fact that you are pretty much working out in a confined space and doing yourself no benefits with poor air conditioning.

When it comes to making sure the air conditioning in your practice area is up to snuff, you should trust the professionals to take care of that for you. With us here, we rely on Air Source America to take care of our A/C repairs in Jacksonville, as they have proven time and again that they are the only ones who can be relied on to do the job right.

Having such a trusted air conditioning Jacksonville FL company like Air Source America watching over your unit means that you won’t have to worry about a couple of things. You can trust in any issues that come up are quickly and professionally handled. The cold air means you won’t have to slow down or stop practicing because of the discomfort. Also, having such a reputable company like Air Source America implies that at any time something happens to your A/C you will be able to contact them and have someone scheduled to come out ASAP.

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Blowing Out Key West

Blowing Out Key West

4343684_lSo you know how we rock? We rock hard, a lot, and we will rock hard until the day we die. We are the Quabbin community band, and we just blew the roof off west key west!

You had me, Jason, Ryan, Bobby, and the new kid, Banana.

Our agent told us we have to get something to set us apart, so we hired a kid named banana to dress up as a banana at our concerts you know why? Cause our shows are freaking bananas!

So we got invited this past weekend to show up at a place in Keywest and run through a show, and the air was electric! There was a thunderstorm.

We got out there, and we did our thang, and we had some salmon, and we went out on some boats with some guys claiming to be record producers, and the rest from there is history. Seriously, it’s history, I don’t remember what happened, and we can’t figure out where Banana went, but we are going back north after that!

Anyway, we’ve got a couple of shows coming up, and we are going to list them here:

PeterRumble Pit in Lorena, FL

Red Sky Arena in Atlanta

The Grecian Leaf, in New York (Clothing Optional Venue)

Check us out if you get the chance. Otherwise, we are going to talk about the future of the band.

So you guys remember Banana from a few paragraphs ago? Well, he’s no longer with us, and we need to hire a new banana guy. Luckily we have an extra banana suit so if you know any friends who are in between 6’4 and 7’0 and they want a nonprofit job rocking out 24/7, send them our way.

Alright, that’s it for us guys. Remember if you are looking for a great selection of houses in Key West, then call us!

Buying a Knuckle Boom Truck

Buying a Knuckle Boom Truck

Hello, guys, Peter Thomson here with Quabbin Community Band. So my buddy Brian in Orlando has an expanding trash removal company and is looking for a knuckle boom truck to add to his business. I have never heard of the term knuckle boom truck, but when he explained to me what it was, I had a clear picture in my head. It is a truck with a trash grapple that uses that grapple to lift up debris to the back of the truck and take it for disposal. He asked me if I can do a quick internet search to see if I can find anything for him, and I quickly stumbled upon the company Petersen Industries that is located not too far from him.

He offered to pay me to help him out in the acquisition of his new knuckle boom truck, so I thought why not make a quick buck. When I called Petersen Industries, they were nice enough to give me all the details of exactly what I was looking for. They explained to me the different types of trucks that they can offer me and all different variations. They also explained to me all of the various uses of the trucks, which was very insightful. At the end of the day, I was able to give all of that information to Brian, and he was very appreciative.

Petersen Industries also offers maintenance on purchased knuckle boom trucks. If for some reason the crane or something else on the truck begins to be faulty, you can bring your truck into Petersen Industries, and they will take care of the problem for you. Their prices are also some of the best in the industry. From the purchase of the actual truck itself to the maintenance, the pricing that Petersen Industries offers its clients is amazing.

What if you need one of these knuckle boom trucks just for the weekend? What then? You are not going to spend all of that money just to purchase a truck that you are only going to use once or twice. That is why Petersen Industries offers rentals for all of their trucks. If you are not a professional in the industry and are looking to use one of the trucks for maybe a day or two, this is probably your best option. The rental prices are just how you would expect any type of pricing from Petersen Industries to be, affordable. These prices cannot be beaten by anybody else in the industry!

Whether you are in the business of trash pickup, or you need a large amount of debris picked up from your property, Petersen Industries has the right knuckle boom trucks for you. With the choice to either buy one of these trucks or to rent them, they have something for anybody. I would recommend the services and products of Petersen Industries to anybody looking for these types of trucks for themselves or their business. From the phone operator to the acquisition of the truck, the whole process was nice and smooth, just how it should be.

Youngstowns Fiber Drums

Youngstown’s Fiber Drums for Brian

Fiber DrumsHello everyone, Peter Thomson here with Quabbin Community Band. So in one of my previous blog posts I mentioned that my friend Brian has an expanding disposal business and that he paid me to help him find a truck that he can use in his business. Well, good old Brian got back to me yesterday and asked me for another favor, and of course, I said yes because Brian pays well. He asked me if I can find him a company that has fiber drums for sale. After extensive research, I discovered the perfect company that can help Brian out and help me get paid for my services, Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. has a wide variety of fiber drums for sale. They come in a broad range of different sizes and types. You can get a fiber drum anywhere from one gallon to 75 gallons! The various types of fiber drums are leverpaks, liquipaks, weatherpaks, and allfi, all serving different purposes. The leverpaks are the standard of fiber drums and use a lever-locking ring to hold on the cover. Liquipaks are used to transport non-hazardous liquid. Weatherpaks contain different materials than a regular fiber drum to withstand weather conditions. Allfi means that the fiber drum is all fiber, and no metal is used in the container.

Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. does not just have fiber drums for sale, but all kinds of different drums. They offer their clients plastic drums, steel drums, salvage drums, composite drums, and every kind of drum that you can think of for multiple purposes. When you call Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. and explain to them what you need the drum for they will tell you which drum you need to purchase. They are very professional and know exactly what they are talking about. When it comes to expertise, Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. is top notch.

When Brian asked me if I can find him fiber drums for sale, I had no idea where to start. When I found Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co., it took all of my troubles away. I called them not even knowing what a fiber drum was, and they explained to me what it is, the materials it is made out of, and the different uses of the drums. They even went on to explain all of the other drums that they have for sale and the various uses of those drums as well. I know Brian is going to be happy with what I found him because I did my research and Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. helped answer any of my questions.

If you or anyone that you know is looking for a company that has fiber drums for sale or any other type of drums for sale for that matter, look no further, give Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. a call. They have the knowledge and expertise to answer any of your questions and help you get exactly what you are looking for. They prices they offer are also very competitive. Some of the most competitive prices I have encountered on the market. Give Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. a call, you will not be disappointed.

Roll Forming Company

Roll Forming Company

Hello everybody, Peter Thomson here with Quabbin Community Band. Last week I found an old antique refrigerator, and it looked so cool that I wanted to keep it and have it in the garage where the band and I practice. The only problem was that the refrigerator is old and is not functioning properly. I took the refrigerator to the local antique restoration shop to see if I can get it restored. The man told me that he can make it all nice and pretty but that one of the parts is missing to make it work properly. When I asked him what we can do about that, he referred me to a company that can create parts for you. He referred me to what is known as a roll forming company. This company, in particular, was an excellent company to work with, Roller Die + Forming.

When I called Roller Die + Forming, we had a lengthy conversation about what my options are to be able to restore my antique refrigerator. They told me I need to know the specification of the part that is missing, and they would be able to create it. After doing a little research, I found the exact specifications of that part and was able to give it to them. As a roll forming company, Roller Die + Forming was able to manufacture the exact part that I needed to restore the refrigerator. After I had received the part, I took it back to the antique restoration shop, and we were able to fix the refrigerator at last.

As a roll forming company, Roller Die + Forming has many different parts and products that they can produce. They can create parts for almost anything you can think of from parts for various appliances to parts to help fix a truck trailer. If you can think of something that you need, whatever part it may be, Roller Die + Forming can probably create it for you. That is the beauty of it.

Another use of a roll forming company like Roller Die + Forming is the capability to create parts for people in the healthcare industry. If you work in a building or live in an apartment, the elevator might get damaged and start malfunctioning. If this happens, and the elevator needs a new part, you can call Roller Die + Forming, and they will produce a replacement part. They are also able to produce parts for different government and military industries, and we all know how important that is.

Whether it is providing a part for an antique, or needing to produce a part for some sort of office furniture, Roller Die + Forming is the company for you. They are one of the best and most affordable roll forming company that I have crossed in the path to fixing my antique refrigerator. I can recommend their services to so many different people in different professions from car mechanics to government officials. They made the whole repair process for me and my antique refrigerator so easy, and I cannot thank the people at Roller Die + Forming enough.

Transmission Repair in South Florida

Transmission Repair in South Florida

Hey everyone, Peter Thompson here with Quabbin Community Band. So last week, as we were making our way back up North, our faithful van started making some more sounds. This time, the sound was coming from under the hood. We felt like there has been something wrong with the transmission for a while because getting the van in gear has always felt a little problematic. We knew that our van was in serious need of some transmission repair. As we were driving by we notices a shop that seemed to specialize in transmission repair. The shop is called AMS Jet Transmissions, and we are glad that we found it.

As we pulled up to AMS Jet Transmissions, we noticed that the shop seemed very organized and clean, an excellent sign when it comes to a car repair shop. We walked into the shop and started to explain to the head mechanic what the problem was, and he suggested that we get a transmission fluid change. We took his word for it and left the shop. The quote that he gave us was extremely reasonable and honestly we thought it was a little too good to be true. These guys specialize in transmission repair, so maybe they can fix the problem without any hiccups.

About a couple of hours, after we left the shop, AMS Jet Transmissions gave us a call and said that our van was ready for pickup. We got to the shop, and there it was. When we ignited the engine, it sounded smooth and was not making that noise anymore. We took the van for a little test drive and felt that the transmission was working properly, and the sounds that were coming from the engine before were not there anymore. We were pleased to see that AMS Jet Transmissions had done their jobs perfectly and promptly. When it comes to transmission repair in South Florida, there is no one else for you to go to besides AMS Jet Transmissions.

AMS Jet Transmissions specializes in transmission repair, and they can fix any problems that you may get from your transmissions. If you have a leak from your transmission, they can fix that within no time. If you hear a grinding noise coming from your engine or your car is shaking for no reason, they can fix that issue as well. If you have a burning smell coming from your car, it is probably the transmission, and you should bring your car to the shop. Whenever you see your check engine light turn on, just know to take your car to AMS Jet Transmissions.

When it comes to transmission repair in South Florida, AMS Jet Transmissions is the best. The can fix your transmission problems and have your car running within no time. I would definitely recommend the services of AMS Jet Transmissions to anybody living in South Florida and is having problems with their transmission. The customer service and expertise is just the beginning. Their prices are outstanding, and you will not regret giving them a call to fix your problems.

The Time We Built a Stage

The Time We Built A Stage

The band Quabbin Community Band has become even more popular in the past couple months. When we first started making public appearances, the crowds were small groups of twenty-thirty people. After our performance at the neighborhood Christmas party, we have been getting a little bit more buzz. The number of fans at our shows was starting to show it too. It seems like everyone is beginning to become our fans.

After the Christmas party, the next show for the band was two weeks away, and it was going to be a birthday party at the Quabbin Community Center. Everything is always ready for the show since my friend Joe who calls himself the band’s manager always makes sure everything is ready at least two weeks ahead of each performance. So the only thing that was left for us to do to get ready for the show was practice our songs until we were perfect.

During our performance at the birthday party, everything was running smooth until the crowd started to get a little bit too close to the platform we were performing on. They were so close that one of the kids reached out and touched the drums. After the performance, we had a band members only meeting to discuss the issue. After about a 20-minute meeting, we had found a solution.

The majority of our performances are held at the Quabbin Community Center. So we came up with a plan to build a stage at the community center. The first thing we did was get permission from the people who run the community center. Joe took care of the small problem, and we were ready to start building within the next three days.

We had all the supplies we needed Because Johnny, our drummer’s dad owned a carpenter shop. The only things we were missing were some power tools to make our life easier. When we went to pick up the supplies that were needed to build the stage at Johnny’s dad carpenter store, he told us about a friend he had at National Tool Supplies. He said his friend at National Tool Supplies would be able to help us with our power tool problem.

As soon as we left the carpenter store, we called the phone number he gave us for his friend at National Tool Supply. He answered the phone, and I introduced myself and told him who I was. I told him what we were planning to build. He helped us.

All of our problems were resolved. We thought we can take it easy from here but then Johnny asked us to come with him to Dallas to help him move apartments. We were really not up for it after the whole ordeal so we set him up with the best Dallas Movers we knew of, Busy Bee Movers and they hooked him up with some affordable rates!

Flyers from Cornerstone Printing

Flyers from Cornerstone Printing

Hello everyone, Peter Thompson here with Quabbin Community Band. So naturally, every band out there has to figure out a way to get themselves a little more exposure. We thought that the best way to do this was to go old school and make some flyers! We had no idea where to start, though. How does someone even make flyers. We checked online for different companies that would be able to do this job for us and found ourselves the perfect candidate in Cornerstone Printing. We did not know how the whole process would turn out, but at the end of it all, we are happy that we call Cornerstone Printing for what they described as an offset printing job.

Once calling Cornerstone Printing, the phone operator explained to me what they do and how they can service our needs. She told me that if we would like to cut costs and get the most bang for our buck, then we should have our flyers created through the process of offset printing. This type of printing is best for if you have a large amount of print-outs, which in our case is exactly what we needed. The phone operator knew exactly what she was talking about and was very knowledgeable and helpful.

At the end of the conversation, she gave us the final price. We were astounded, in a good way; because we knew this was an extremely competitive and affordable price compared to some of the other quotes we had received from other companies. We ended up completing the order with Cornerstone Printing, and we are glad that we did. When our flyers arrived they were exactly how we imagined them to be, incredibly vibrant and saturated. We thought the flyers looked incredible. When handing out the flyers to our fans, the response was fantastic. Everyone knew that these were professionally made flyers, and we could not have asked for much better feedback.

Cornerstone Printing offers other services besides just offset printing. If you are looking to have just a few flyers made for you, then you can have them do digital printing. With digital printing, you do not have to spend money on an amount of prints that you just do not need. You get exactly what you pay for, and that is that. They also offer direct mailing services. They can print out a job for you and have all of your products shipped out to the right people that you have requested. If you are looking to print something in a large format like a poster, Cornerstone Printing is there for you. They can print posters, banners, and even over-sized photos.

Whether you need the services of Cornerstone Printing for offset printing, digital printing, direct mailing, or large format printing, they are there for you. They are extremely knowledgeable and their years of experience can be felt when dealing with them. I would definitely recommend their services to all of my family and friends that are looking for a good quality, printing service.

A Show in Aventura

A Show in Aventura

Hey guys, Peter Thompson here with Quabbin Community Band. So last week, the boys and I had a little show in South Florida. The show went great, and everyone loved us! After we left the show and put all of our gear in the van, we started hearing a squeaking sound every time we would press the breaks in the van. We knew this was an issue that we had to take care of right away; we felt like our lives were in danger! After looking for a while for a shop that can help us out, we stumbled upon Aventura Brakes & Auto Center, a local Aventura auto repair shop that specializes in breaks. We knew we found the right shop to fix our van.

Once arriving at the shop, we were greeted by a very nice man asking us how he can help us. We explained to him the squeaking noise coming from our breaks, and he knew exactly what we were talking about. He told us to leave the van with him for a few hours, and they would have the problem resolved within no time. We asked him what the price was and to our amazement, it was not something that we would not be able to afford. We gave the nice man our keys and went to get some lunch.

A few hours later I received a call from the Aventura auto repair shop claiming to have already fixed our breaks. I was somewhat skeptical as to how they could have fixed the breaks in that short of time, but we headed towards the shop being optimistic. As we got there we saw our van, took it around the block and to our surprise, it was in tip top shape. We went to pay the invoice, and we were happy to see that they did not charge us for any additional fees. We paid the man and went on our way.

Aventura Brakes & Auto Center does not only do a fabulous job of fixing breaks; they are a full-service auto repair shop in Aventura. If your check engine light is on, take it to them to diagnose the problem. It can get hot in Florida, so if your AC is broken, they can fix it within no time. Just like any top-notch auto repair shop, they also offer affordable oil changes and tune-ups that will not break the bank. If you want the performance of your engine to be optimized, do yourself a favor and head over to Aventura Brakes & Auto Center.

If you are looking for an Aventura auto repair shop, look no further, Aventura Brakes & Auto Center is here for you. The friendly staff and knowledgeable mechanics will get you back on the road within no time. If we are ever on the road again in South Florida and need auto repair services, Aventura Brakes & Auto Center is who we will call. I highly recommend their services to my family, friends, and to my fans in the South Florida area. The service is excellent, and their prices are affordable!


Welcome to Quabbin Community Band!

Welcome to Quabbin Community Band! My name is Peter Thomson; the Quabin Community Band is a band that three of my close friends and I put together about five years ago. When we first started the Quabbin Community Band, we were just a group of friends who got together five days a week in our parents garage.

The Quabbin Community Band wasn’t always called the Quabbin Community Band; we were initially called the Garage Boys. Talk about the band quickly started spreading around town and soon everyone in Quabbin was talking about the Garage Boys.

One of the band’s biggest accomplishments was the day we were asked to play at the Mayor of Quabbin’s charity walk. We were all excited, and we knew there would be at least one or two people in the crowd that would know who the Garage Boys were. When the day of the event came, we were a bit nervous, but we were ready. We had practiced every single day and night leading up to the event. We practiced till we couldn’t get it wrong anymore.

When we took the stage at the event, everyone was sitting in their chairs and looking at us. I looked over at my neighbor Timmy who was our drummer, and I gave him the go ahead nod. Timmy hit his drumsticks together and started playing. Before the Guitar and the bass could join in everyone in the crowd was standing up and clapping. With the adrenaline running through me I screamed out “Are you Ready Quabbin!” and the crowd response was amazing.

The next day all the whole neighborhood and even the next town over was talking about our performance. Everyone in the neighborhood wanted to be in the band. We were in need of a few more members, so we held open tryouts. The line for tryouts wrapped around the entire block! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to accept everyone, but we did add five new members to the band. That was the same day that we realized we were more than the Garage Boys, and we took a vote, and everyone agreed on the Quabbin Community Band.