Craigslist Ad :We are a small & casual restaurant in downtown Vancouver and we are looking for solo musicians to play in our restaurant to promote their work and sell their CD. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response. More Jazz, Rock, & smooth type music, around the world and mixed cultural music. Are you interested to promote your work? Please reply back ASAP.

My Reply:
Happy new year! I am a musician with a big house looking for a restauranteur to promote their restaurant and come to my house to make dinner for my friends and I. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response. More fine dining & exotic meals and mixed Ethnic Fusion cuisine. Are you interested to promote your restaurant? Please reply back ASAP.

I saw it here, thanks to Chris Foley.

02. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online

Alex Klein, former principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed music director of the Paraiba Symphony Orchestra in his native Brazil with a mandate to put the state – bigger than Switzerland – back on the musical map.

RTWT at Lebrecht’s blog.

02. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: OutsideMyWorld™

The group is called One Alternative
(featuring Jill Haley on oboe and English horn and guitarists Mark Oppenlander and David Bozenhard)

02. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

If you kill the culture, you kill the country.

-Riccardo Muti

02. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

I played my oboe in public for the first time in 21 years last night…using reeds that were at least that “aged”.