30. June 2005 · Comments Off on I’m Gonna Wash That Music Right Outa My Ears · Categories: imported, Ramble

… or maybe I’ll exercise it out. I should go to AVAC to exercise today, and perhaps that would cause the Les Mis soundtrack to switch off.

It’s the same every morning; I wake with a Les Mis tune in my head. It’s not the same one each time. Today it was a Gavroche one. I still have “snippets on the brain” and the only way to clear them out is to put on music or go do something that finally erases them. It’s a challenge, to be sure.

Last night I dreamt I was IN a production of something. As in on stage … in a costume. So the thing is, someone told me the best thing to do would be to go naked to the place we were performing so I wouldn’t have to deal with clothes. Uh-huh. Weird dream. I kept trying to hide myself in blankets (I haven’t a clue where they came from!). I realized that no one else came to the show unclothed. Oh dear!

See what oboe playing can do to a person?

Fortunately I have never actually gone to work without clothing on. Whew!

I’ve been receiving a larger number of hits than usual, and I suspect it’s because of the IDRS list; someone there posted my audition page URL. So hello to all of you who have dropped by … hope you visit again, and feel free to drop me a line if you have any additions, corrections or information you think I might like to receive.

Show Count: 26 done, 29 to go

Les Mis is going well, but of course the thought of 29 more shows with the “sewer solo” means I have to get some reeds going. So far I’ve been rotating through a number of reeds and things have worked well for the most part. (My batting average is far above any baseball player! My income is far lower. Go figure. There have only been two shows that left me dissatisfied with my performance. I can’t get too upset about that!)

I am thankful for the job; I can’t say that enough. What a gift it is to get this summer work, when I originally thought I’d have months of no playing jobs. Yay for work!

Having so much work, though, makes it difficult to get reeds made. SO … any of you want to send me reeds? Just email me and I’ll tell you where to send those reeds you are dying to have me play. 😉

(I continue to order reeds from the Handmade Reed Suppliers list, but I’m not finding any consistency from the makers so far. Ah well. Reeds — they are beasts in my little opinion.)

So … it’s nearing 1:00 AM. I suppose it’s time to rest my weary head. I get home quite late, but it always takes me a while to relax after a show. (Yawn.)