Oboe & Romance Book With CD (Sorry, I had a link to the book seller … you know … that big one, with the big name … but due to their issues with the state of California I have removed the link. You’ll need to find it elsewhere.)
These books feature 10 romantic originals for solo instrumentalists. The accompanying CD features solos with accompaniment, as well as accompaniment-only tracks for practice. Songs: Dreaming : Mood Romantic : Memory : A Song For You : Friends For Life : Nothing Has Changed : The Sound Of My Life : Teardrops : Everlasting Love : Livin’ Without You
I really think someone should put out some sort of book and CD that’s about feeling sad and morose … forget this romance stuff! ;-)
I LOVE this! I played Beauty and the Beast way back in June of 2000 when it was on tour and in San Francisco. Even before that I found that the music did get to me. I hear Beauty and the Beast and I get sort of emotional. I’m sure that’s silly, but there you go! I think these Disney musicals are just fun. And every girl dreams of being a princess, right?
I really do love what I do. And still I whine. I really do think I have the coolest job(s) ever. And still I whine. I really do think oboe and English horn enable me to say things I could never say in words. And still I whine.
Recently a blogger appeared to be having quite the fun time bashing a review that could be read at Examiner.com. Anyone can apply to write for the place should there be an opening. I just nearly applied for the photography opening in Chandler … wherever that is! Fortunately I didn’t submit my “sample article” even while I thought it would have won me a spot. (Not really: I wrote about my mouth and how happy my teeth are in there. Yeah, I was just being silly. I decided not to submit it, even while I think they would have gotten quite the laugh over it. Too bad for you, Examiner.com!)
But seriously, I consider Examiner.com to be a bit of a “vanity press” in most instances. I hear it pays, but I believe it’s in pennies. So if someone writes a bad review in that particular rag, I honestly don’t think it’s worth spending any blogtime over.
Now some papers, though … well … let’s take a local print (as well as online) paper. Say they did something really odd like hire a local university grad student to write a review. Say that reviewer criticized the coordination of the timpani and woodwinds in the first movement of a piece. Say there wasn’t any timpani in that movement. Say a musician had a little squawk on one note and the reviewer said the player was out of tune, unable to tell the difference between a squawk and intonation. I wouldn’t necessarily be angry at the writer but I would certainly say “Shame on you, local print (as well as online) paper!”
Or maybe I would say (or write) that. Maybe not. Maybe I’d just remain silent and hope others would correct the errors and give the newspaper “what for”.