Apparently a conductor was bad enough that a trombonist of the New York Philharmonic began a blog. Or at least the blog began right after he had worked with that conductor, for his pension benefit oncert with the Phil, and his first entry is quite blunt and harsh. Yikes!

What a way to start a blog, though. I see that he has 102 comments on that blog entry. I rarely get one! (But then I’m not in the NYP either.)

The New York Times has an article about it as well. Now that will get a blogger visitors!

I see that a conductor has also blogged about this story, if only a small amount. I would think conductors would have to be quite cautious about this sort of thing. Might it lose him a job or two, I wonder?

Maybe I’m just overly cautious.

I won’t be blogging here about conductors I dislike. I won’t blog about musicians I dislike either. It’s not my style. At least not while they’re alive. There are a few who have died and I haven’t blogged about them either. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll just never blog about that sort of thing. Only time will tell.

Do I have stories? You bet. Have I had bad experiences? More than you will ever know. Really.

Readers here know I love to whine about my own predicaments (reeds, primarily), and I’ve certainly ‘fessed up to my own mistakes and inadequacies.

I guess I’m so self-centered I just want to keep this thing more about me. Go figure.


  1. Oh boy, work stories! I’ve gotta share this one:

    I work for the IS part of a large (130,000 people) corporation, and recently there has been a change in the leadership and major reorganization of said IS component. The new leader has instituted an “Ask the CIO” thing where people can send in questions about the new directions/management styles etc. My friend (who is also a co-worker) sent in a question. Five weeks later he received an email from his own boss asking him if he had an answer for a question – guess which question? He did, in fact answer it (rather well, I thought) and his question and answer were emailed to all of us (just today, in fact).


  2. I just read that to Dan, Tim, and he quickly said, “Dilbert!”