22. July 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

The instrument looked and sounded “cooler than the oboe or euphonium,” ….

Heh. If you can’t figure it out, you aren’t an oboist*! :-)

Here’s the full paragraph from the article I read, in case you are interested:

So familiar is the sight of the lanky, flat-topped Ahlstrand armed with his ever- present sax, churning out dazzling solos, that his fans may be surprised to learn that his first instrument was piano. One fateful day during elementary school, a music store representative showed up for, as Ahlstrand muses, “the annual wind instrument petting zoo.” Young Paul fell in love with the saxophone. The instrument looked and sounded “cooler than the oboe or euphonium,” and, he wryly adds, “the demonstrator was far less geeky.” By high school Ahlstrand was performing in two professional bands.

Well, okay then. The guy chose saxophone so what the heck do you expect? ;-)

For those of you who don’t know me, please understand that I like to crack lots of jokes and I’m not to be taken seriously sometimes.

Of course you have to figure out if this is one of those times. Or not.

*Note the spelling of oboist. Please. It is often misspelled!
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