20. July 2008 · 4 comments · Categories: Ramble

So the IDRS is having the convention in Utah this year. And no, I’m not going. I suppose I should have considered it, since it’s so close. But having other important things this year made the convention not so appealing. (Neither did the dress code that is put in place due to it being at BYU, but never mind that. I don’t usually wear no sleeve tops anyway.)

Due to the convention, there are some articles about the goings on, so check ‘em out!:

I do hope to get to a convention someday. Next year it’s in England. (Click here for a pdf about it.) Now doesn’t that sound like fun? (My first choice would be Italy, though.)

*If you don’t understand my plaintive comment just go here, here, or here.

Yeah, I whine a lot about the word “plaintive”. If you do a google search on “plaintive English horn” you go to oboeinsight first. Wouldn’t ya know? ;-)

4 Comments

  1. Yes, I do hear your plaintive complaints about the word “plaintive…”

  2. Ok, let’s start a campaign to get people to use the word “plangent” instead, how’s that? At least for a little while, and then we can switch back (when we get sick of that word).

  3. here’s another “plaintive” use for your reading pleasure (in the comments section):
    www.minnesotaorchestra.org/insidetheclassics/blog/2008/07/musical-mac-and-cheese.html

  4. Ah … here we go again … it’ll never end. I guess I just need to adjust my attitude! ;-)