Why are so many other music bloggers I read testing and coming out oboes? (I know I’m missing some folks, too. Do remind me if you have emailed and alerted me to the OboeFact.)

To add insult to injury, my husband (who played trombone) is an oboe as well. So is Drew McManus, although I see he didn’t ‘fess up at his site!

And here I sit, a little viola.

What’s up with this?

Someone mentioned that it had to do with leadership skills. It’s true that I’m not a leader. And it’s also true that some people have told me I don’t act like an oboist. Whatever that means. I do know I’m a bit insecure and I’m definitely an introvert. But when I have an oboe in hand I think I change. At least enough to play okay.

I hope. (See? There’s that insecurity thing!)

10. February 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

If a piece of music is under three minutes long, it’s rock. Over three minutes, it’s classical.

-Robert Ashley (composer)
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