13. April 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: Links, News

An award-winning composer gave the Brooklyn Philharmonic more than $70,000 to perform his magnum opus, only to watch in agony as the cash-strapped orchestra “butchered” the piece to avoid paying musicians overtime, a new lawsuit alleges.

Wait. He paid the orchestra to play his work? Am I totally out of it? Do composers do this? The whole story is pretty darn weird.

Read the whole thing and puzzle over it with me.

13. April 2009 · Comments Off on And Now … · Categories: Ramble

I’m done.

What a pain, but oh well. That’s taxes for you. I complain, but I finally finish.

But boy do we owe this year. Self-employment has it’s perks, but taxes don’t fit in the perk category! Ouch on taxes. Ouch, ouch, ouch!

BUT … in any case, while we owe a lot we still have a roof over our heads so I need to remember that and be thankful. Besides, complaining and whining really doesn’t change anything and it’s pretty darn boring!

My reward for finishing is lunch. Woo hoo!

13. April 2009 · Comments Off on No More · Categories: Ramble

No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes. No more blogging, facebook, twitter, Scrabble, or any other fun until I spend at least 2 hours on taxes.

… you get the idea. :-(

13. April 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: TQOD

Kenny G has forever ruined the Oboe for me. Such a beautiful instrument, and all I can picture when I hear it is his hair! *sigh*

(Oh dear! Does the writer of this Twitter Quote think Kenny G plays the oboe?!)

13. April 2009 · Comments Off on Minty Fresh Music · Categories: Videos