15. August 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

I don’t really use facebook, but you can find me there. (Just search on Patty Mitchell and you’ll probably see me.) I had an oboe student who wanted me to see her photos and I signed on back then. But as far as putting it to use in any other way? Naw. I don’t really get it. I don’t even know how to see certain people … I just wait until the contact me and then I’m allowed “in” to their stuff.

But I can tell you that I’m absolutely astounded by what students write at both facebook and myspace. Are students so naive they don’t realize that what they write is read by instructors and parents, or is it just that they don’t care? I really puzzle over this.

But then I tend to puzzle over things. Maybe I’m just slow!

I spent time today on one of the two compositions I have to have ready for a September 12 recording session. (I sure wish the second composition would be delivered!) It is taking a lot of time, and then I know that once all the musicians get together I’ll find out that certain parts aren’t as difficult as I thought while others that look simple are terribly difficult in context. Time will tell, eh?

WORK!! Opera San José begins two weeks from today. I really am looking forward to getting back to playing, and seeing my friends! The paycheck will be quite welcome too.