01. August 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: BQOD

Whenever I attend a symphony concert, I always find myself wondering why anyone would want to become a professional bassoon player. Percussionists have fun, and double-bass players can work night jobs in jazz clubs, but what’s the attraction of the bassoon? I’d think double-reed players would gravitate toward something a little sexier. Even the oboe once appeared in a Sonny and Cher song.(Remember? “Babe…Mmmp-ahh-ahh-mmp-ahh-ahh-mmp-ahh-ahh-mmp-ahh-ahh…I got you, babe!” Those “Mmp-aah-ahhs” were made by an oboe.)

So sorry, DK. ;-)

2 Comments

  1. Oh, come on – haven’t you ever heard “Tears of a Clown”? Or are you saying Sonny and Cher are sexier than the Smokey Robinson and the Miracles??? Hah. Perhaps to oboe players. ;-) (actually I’d have to say neither group would come up on the radar of sexy groups for me, but I think Smokey might edge out S&C by a small margin)

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