I love ’em, actually. Because so often there is truth there in some exaggerated form. Besides, it’s fun to laugh at myself!

The oboist is often very quiet and in control. But you have to watch out for them because they like power. Before every rehearsal and concert, the orchestra needs to tune. And who do they tune to? No, not the concert master…the oboist. The oboist controls how the orchestra will sound throughout the entire piece. Oboists are crafty and sneaky. They want power, but they know how to make it look like they are not after power.

I read it, and more, here.


  1. Personal favorite line: “The clarinet is a black wooden tube usually filled with spit.”