09. September 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Q: In the way the quarterback is the most important player on the field, who is the most important person in an orchestra?

A: The concert master, the first violinist. But an orchestra, like a football team, has so many sections. There are strings (and) woodwinds. You have brass and percussion. There are a lot of leaders in an orchestra. The principal oboist is the moral authority of the wind section. The principal violinist has the authority to serve as the go-between for the orchestra and conductor.

RTWT

Yes. Indeed. I’ve always felt as if I’m the moral authority. But only of the wind section?! Heck no! I’m the moral authority of … drum roll please … the WORLD.

And I say this in all humility. (I still want to get myself a t-shirt that says “More Humble Than You”.

Tee hee.

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