22. December 2008 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Puccini · Categories: Birthdays!, Links

I’m just too lazy to bother posting a video here tonight, so visit score Desk and click on the multitude of links there to watch and here Puccini.

22. December 2008 · Comments Off on They Did It! · Categories: News

“The generous public support to save Shakespeare Santa Cruz has set a shining example for the American arts. This may be a local event, but it has national importance.” – Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Total Raised: $416,417

I blogged about this on 12/18. They managed to make their $300,000 plus some. Nice!

22. December 2008 · Comments Off on Twentythird Day Of Advent · Categories: Christmas, Videos, Watch

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

22. December 2008 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

Btw, if you are reading this, you are an oboe teacher, and you are relatively cheap but also really good (as if a cheap yet really good oboe teacher would be reading my blogs in their spare time randomly) then email me – I need lessons!! :D

22. December 2008 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

I’ve always wished I could learn oboe, but have also wondered if the double reed would present issues. Bassoon is a big instrument. My gf’s older sister played and that thing just takes tenacity. It’s cool once you get good on it, but it takes a long time to make it sound good.

22. December 2008 · Comments Off on We Old Folks Can Also Heed This Advice · Categories: Links

Kids, never trust an alarm clock.

-Jonathan Biss

Funny story.