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Finally To Tower

Too bad I didn’t see the movie at Tower Records today. But then I didn’t see much of anything there! I did pick up two Quartetto Gelato CDs … oboe, violin, cello and … drum roll accordian! Fun listening, and there’s some mighty fine oboe playing goin’ on, too. (There’s more to them than “just” the named instruments here, too: you can add in a tenor (the violinist sings), English horn, mandolin, piano.)

Add to that the fact that the oboist is drop-dead gorgeous and you’ve got … well … you’ve got me seething. I mean, what is with all these good looking oboists these days? Don’t they know they aren’t supposed to care about looks? They are supposed to be pale, sad and tired looking, due to all the hours spent in a room, all alone, working on oboe reeds. C’mon folks! ;-)

Or maybe I’m the only one who looks that way. And I don’t even spend enough time working on reeds.

Hmmm. Maybe I’ve got it backwards? Maybe working on reeds would make me look … I dunno … more appealing?

Naw. That’s not the ticket. I’m sure of it.

Anyway … ramble, ramble … I was hoping to find some opera DVDs at Tower, but I saw only one, and it would duplicate what we already have. Oh well. Better to not spend more money anyway.

I’ve written before about not knowing when it would be okay to correct a reviewer’s mistake(s). I’ve still not come to any conclusion. Part of me did want to ask the reviewer I linked to the other day, who enjoyed Sunday’s opera peformance, if he’d heard the rather major blunder, but I’ve decided I don’t even want to go there. Just not cool—it might sound like I’m attempting to correct the writer, even though I really am just curious.

But now there’s “Do I bother to correct a blogger?”

My first response is “Absolutely not!”

A blog is a blog is a blog; it’s not fact. It’s one person’s take on things.

But I have to admit I was confused when reading about a blogger’s concert-going experience. He/She heard the Imani Woodwind Quintet. For any of you not in the know, a Woodwind Quintet uses these instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon. But the blogger said that the instruments played were clarinet, obeo, trumpet, flute and horn. Aside from the very-easy-to-do typo on the word oboe (I’ve done that myself!), I’m confused about the trumpet’s inclusion and the missing bassoon. Is this a mistake, or did the quintet deviate from the norm and do a switcheroo on the audience? How can this be? Hmmm.

The Imani Winds is a really fun group … I have several of their CDs, and I’m very impressed. Someday I’ll hear them live, I hope.

Needless to say, I won’t link to the blogger’s site; I don’t want to embarrass anyone or make the blogger think I’m putting him/her down. Again, not cool!

I am curious if any of you would feel like you need to correct the blogger, though. (I’m guessing someone in the Imani Winds would … IF it’s really a mistake.)