24. June 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: Quotes

Public Domain Portrait by Balthasar Denner from Wikimedia Commons

I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument.

-Handel

(A Handel fan brought the composer some of Handel’s own works, written when he was ten, and Handel’s response was the above. Or so they say.)

24. June 2011 · Comments Off on Pet of the week: Oboe · Categories: Read Online

Who knew?! Yep … the oboe is now a pet:

It’s time for me to move on to a new forever home. I’ve lived comfortably in a house with children and dogs before. I don’t mind being carried and love to sit in laps. I’m very easygoing and affectionate, I love everyone and I’m sure you’ll love me too.

If you’re interested in adopting Oboe, ….

RTWT

🙂

24. June 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Remember that thing I played in college? The oboe? Well, Nicki’s very excited about a free oboe concert this Sunday at United Methodist church at 4:30pm and we’re going if anyone wants to join. She has never heard the oboe, as mine sits in a trunk full of anxiety memories.

The Art of Fugue- Contrapunctus1
Concordia

24. June 2011 · Comments Off on Because I Think Singing Is Good For Us · Categories: I ♥♥♥ This!

… and it starts when we are children. Sing young? You just might sing old, too. I hope so!

Good ol’ (young) PS22! I do believe they love their teacher … it sure looks that way!

So sing along if you know the tunes … you might smile!

24. June 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I hasten to add I like the oboe, but not in industrial quantities. It felt like they were drowning JFK in a vat of liquid marzipan.