Asked to identify the symphony instrument that gets nicknamed “clown of the orchestra,” many orchestral aficionados would pick the bassoon, bass member of the oboe family.

So welcome to my family, dear bassoonists! :-)

But wait … there’s MORE!

Because it heeds to have a very long tube in order to produce its distinctive timbre, it cannot be crafted in a straight line.

Hm … “heeds”? :-)

Then there is the headline:

S.F. Symphony bassoonist Stephen Paulson to show his prowess on ‘the clown of the orchesra.’

Yep … it really was spelled “orchesra”.

Thank you, Mercury News! You make me laugh.

The article itself is about Stephen Paulson. So that’s good.