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26. November 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

I am not Catholic, so I don’t have to listen to the pope. Just so you know.

Right now, though, I’m listening to Manon Lescaut with Freni, Pavarotti and Croft. Did Puccini listen to the pope? I’m guessing not, but what do I know?

26. November 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Woodhams had other passions. She loved art, architecture and music. She and her husband started the California Youth Symphony in 1952. Richard Woodhams grew up to be a renowned oboist.

“I suppose playing classical music is a kind of historic preservation,” he said. (RTWT)

The quote above is about oboist Richard Woodhams’ mother. She was a Bay Area resident. One of her daughters has played flute with groups I’ve been in. I didn’t know about the mother, nor did I know she and her husband started CYS.

(I’d love to see that 4 million dollar house her children will be selling.)

26. November 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble

I don’t really keep up with the Heather Mills/Paul McCartney divorce and all that goes with it, although of course you can hardly miss the news blurbs. But I don’t know them. I don’t feel in any way connected to them even though McCartney is now a “classical” composer. Until now:

The 39-year-old former model – who lost her left leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident in 1993 – was also overheard telling fellow guests she was a trained musician who played the oboe. (RTWT)

And there you go. The real (oboe) reason the marriage didn’t work. Duh.

But what the heck was a model doing playing oboe?

26. November 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

For some unknown reason I have The Brady Bunch theme song in my head and it won’t go away.

I just thought I’d share. ;-)