08. August 2006 · Comments Off on I Have Begun · Categories: imported, Ramble

Anyone who knows me probably knows that while I was hurt by an email I received, I did finally think through the whole band double reed members issue and I’ve now put together a page for that group. You can visit the Band & Wind Ensemble Double Reeds page to see what Joseph DeLuccio did, in the long run, persuade me to work on. I’ve not covered all bands yet; I have a very long list of army bands and that particular group will take me a long time to get through. But at least I’ve begun. 🙂

08. August 2006 · Comments Off on The Music Life · Categories: imported, Ramble

This is what I just IM’d a friend:

We are a funny people, you know? We love what we do, but we also fret and whine and worry and complain … it all goes with the territory I guess.

And that’s it. For now anyway.

Just sharing.

08. August 2006 · Comments Off on Just A Few Searches · Categories: imported, Ramble

As always, most people land here by doing fairly predicatable searches; questions about oboes, reeds, and lots and lots of searches for various oboe and bassoon players.

But here are just a few…

  • germany + music + baytoven
  • dictionary: what does twisting metal means?
  • get ring off
  • orchestra audition cover letter
  • Okay … first one … that spelling isn’t going to get someone very far, but I’m trying to figure out how the person landed here! (Update: It’s because of this.)

    Second: Um. You got me. Metal. That’s been twisted. Not sure it has more of a meaning than that.

    Third: Awww. Just leave it on. Most of the time I can’t get mine off. (If I’m really cold, though, I can sometimes remove it. Not that I have any reason to. I’m guessing the person has already tried the soap and water thing.

    Finally, for a cover letter just keep it short and simple. It’s your resume (often they want a resume of one page only), and of course the audition itself, that matters. The cover letter can merely state who you are, and the audition you are interested in. It’s no biggie. At least in my opinion.

    08. August 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

    We live in an age of music for people who don’t like music. The record industry discovered some time ago that there aren’t that many people who actually like music. For a lot of people, music’s annoying, or at the very least they don’t need it. They discovered if they could sell music to a lot of those people, they could sell a lot more records.

    -T Bone Burnett