11. October 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

I need an oboe player. Help.

11. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Opera

11. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Donatas Zakaras: Ant aukšto kalnelio (On the high hill)
Bel Canto Vilnius

11. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

[name here] is the best bassoon, oboe, guitar, clarinet and bass clarinet player. dude your gonna get a full scholoarship

11. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

I had been listening to a lot of Bach. All of a sudden the wheat field was playing Bach. It was the most wonderful experience of my life up to that point. I felt like the conductor of this symphony with Bach coming through the wheat field.

-Steve Jobs, from “Return to the Little Kingdom: How Apple and Steve Jobs Changed the World” by Michael Moritz

11. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Yep. The closer I get to a concert, the worse all my reeds are, and the harder it is to get any new ones to work. I’m not sure what it’s about. Is it that stress makes me an even worse reed maker? is it that I get pickier as I get closer? Who knows? But it is certainly frustrating.

English horn reeds last longer, but I always have issues with the darn things. The G and G# above the staff are horrendously flat on many of the reeds, to the point where the reeds have to be tossed. With oboe reeds it’s just always a pain to get anything to feel right.

And so it goes. Guess it’s back to reed scraping on Wednesday. (I have too much on my plate today and don’t have any time at all for reeds.)