Getty Images does it again.

I think they need to hire some musicians so we can help them identify their instruments.

… that doesn’t resemble an oboe. But I like it!

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I continue to be amazed at what can be named “oboe” … shoes, skirts, dresses, vases, dogs ….

08. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen Online

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I love this tray, and I love that you can choose the wood and color of the felt. Check them out on this page. They are made by bassoonist Jim Westhoff.

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(The images below are just screen shots … to click and enlarge you need to go to Jim’s page.)

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08. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen Online

Um … well …

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Air Canada has taken down the list of instruments and regulations regarding them, and put up something simpler instead. Too bad, because it was so much fun to read (and laugh at). BUT … guess who made a copy of the page that was up yesterday? Yep … it’s here on my desktop for light reading.

24. September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen Online

… but … well … this just has to be posted!


No, this isn’t my photo. I hope the person who posted a multitude of these doesn’t mind me sharing. I did attempt to ask, but haven’t received a response. I suspect the person is just too busy at school now. I found these delightfully fun, and a great way to “reed-purpose”! ;-)

17. September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen Online

… they should know their music well enough that when music blows off the stand they continue.


International music competitions are full of nail-biting moments for young musicians seeking top prizes. But Japanese-born, Chicago-based flutist Yukie Ota encountered a peculiar distraction Monday in the first round of the hugely competitive Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark, which draws flutists aged 13 to 29.

You can read more about it if you go here.

12. September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen Online

Handel English Horn Mute

10. September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen Online

Oh. My.


Yes, this really was in an ad online.