30. September 2009 · Comments Off on Because An Out of Tune Oboe Is SO Funny … · Categories: Ramble

… and so unusual!

Or not.

But I read the paragraph below here.

Most of the numbers in his show deal with magic, however obliquely. Parodying the role of Harry Houdini, which he originated in the West Coast production of “Ragtime,” he arrived onstage in handcuffs, which he tried futilely to shake off in the Houdini manner. There was a “Bewitched Medley,” in which he played the oboe deliberately off-key. Later in the show he twirled the instrument like a baton.

I would have loved to have found a YouTube video of Jason Graae playing oboe. And twirling it, of course. Alas, it is not to be. (The link takes you to his site where you can hear him singing in tune … probably deliberately)

Yes, I’m sad that I can’t find a video. I know you are too. 🙁

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