29. September 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

“In classical music it’s all about the composer, so it’s very indulgent,” he says. “In rock music, there’s no excuse. If you don’t make a connection with your songs, it’s your fault and it’s your music. That’s what fascinates me about rock music; it’s the great equalizer.”

So some of the younger generation (I still can’t believe I’m not included. Go figure!) are forming new sorts of orchestras. They are reaching out to new ears. That’s okay by me. I say go for it.

Just don’t ask me to play carrot or caulifower, pierce my tongue, or try to play hip hop.

Hmm. Guess I am too old and jaded for these guys!

One group is called the Ambitious Orchestra. And everyone knows we oldsters have no ambition. ;-)

Speaking of which, I’m on a double reed mailing list. (Two, in fact. Both can be a pain in the neck, as some folks always have anger and politeness issues, and of course there are plenty of egos.) Someone wrote, saying that German orchestras only accept musician auditionees who are 30 or younger. Can this be true? Anyone out there know for sure? Ouch.
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