Well, okay … not quite!

25. August 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Francesco Zappa · Categories: NewToMyEars™

When I first saw the name Francesco Zappa I laughed, and wondered if Frank Zappa knew of the Classical composer. Turns out he did … and even put out an album titled Francesco Zappa that featured the earlier Zappa’s music. (I will confess to being pretty darn unfamiliar with Frank Zappa’s music. I mostly know of him due to his love for the bassoon!)

25. August 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Listening to a classical oboe concerto in D… makes me want to fall in love with life all over again

… which I like more than the concerto.

Liang Wang, oboe; Giora Schmidt, violin; Lily Francis, viola; Felix Fan, cello
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

25. August 2011 · Comments Off on Australian World Orchestra · Categories: Videos

25. August 2011 · Comments Off on Somewhat Smarter Scammy Spam? · Categories: Spam'nScam™

How are you doing today?I want private lessons for my daughter,Mary.
Mary is a 13 year old girl and she is ready to learn. I would like the lessons to be at your school if possible or in your home.
Please I want to know your policy with regard to the fees,cancellations, and make-up lessons. Also,get back to me with the total fees for three months worth of lessons(one-hour lesson in a week)starting from September 9. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My best regards,


Still no mention of instrument, but also no “in your city” sort of general thing, and “James” even includes a specific date! The scams never stop. The spammers never give up. Be warned.

25. August 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I can only imagine the agony I caused when I started learning oboe!