04. January 2011 · 8 comments · Categories: TQOD

You know your cool when you use a shot glass as a water holder for your oboe


  1. I’ve always used a shot glass to hold my reed water… it’s from Starbucks! :-)

  2. Hooray, I’m cool too!

    I had a potential oboe student and her father (a Southern Baptist minister) stop by my office so we could meet. He noticed the shot glass and made a sort of uneasy joke about it, and I assured him it’s for reed water only. He got even more uncomfortable when I got out the cigarette papers to get some moisture out of a tonehole.

  3. I have two, Brandon. One reads “I ♥ NY” and the other “Santa Cruz”. :-)

  4. I no longer use cigarette paper, Bret. I always DID cringe at supporting an industry I don’t really support, if you know what I mean. I now use “end papers” (www.amazon.com/Willat-End-Papers-Jumbo/dp/B00172M51M) and they work fine for me, although I know some folks don’t like ‘em for some reason.

    My I ♥ NY glass came FROM a student! They all know what I like! :-)

  5. I think RDG was promoting a new product at the IDRS conference held one year. It was basically a nicely cut shammy that one would use like cigarette paper to dry the moisture out from under the keys on your oboe. The shammy industry doesn’t seem like a bad one to support. :-)

  6. It must have been mighty thin, Brandon … yes? & made from Mary’s little lamb, maybe? Ah well, I wear leather shoes, I suppose I shouldn’t worry about the lambs, should I? :-)

  7. Thin- yes; Mary’s little lamb- maybe (I didn’t ask). It’s kind of like sausage, tasty but you don’t want to know what it’s made of. :-P

  8. Heh … perhaps so! (But then I only eat fish & poultry, so we don’t have a lot of sausage here.)

    I should look at thin chamois cloth and see if any seems thin enough, though. Now I’m quite curious! :-)