28. July 2005 · Comments Off on I Love This Idea! · Categories: imported, Quotes

Reading Greg Sandow today: I love the first story in this blog entry. What a great idea!

The second two stories (do I call them stories? Somehow that seems wrong.) aren’t so uplifting, but are stories that do need to be mentioned. 1) Foundations aren’t all that hip on giving money to the classical music scenes these days and 2) classical music folk aren’t sure whether to be honest or not about the problems with “where we’re at and where we’re goin'”. (My words in quotations, not Sandow’s, so if you use ’em, be sure and quote me. Hah! That’ll be the day: quotes from PEM.)

Don’t look now, but The Giants are ahead. They lost yesterday, but the day I was worried (see this) they managed to win … and without me watching, as I had to head for bed before the 11th inning (or was that 11th hour?).

28. July 2005 · Comments Off on What I Missed By Not Going To The IDRS Convention · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m bound and determined to get to the convention some year. Really I am. I have met so many oboists via email and instant messaging, and I would love to put faces and voices to names. Seeing all the companies represented looks mighty fine too, although I might end up spending far too much money.

But some year I’m going to attend. Trouble is, it usually conflicts with the end of SCU and UCSC, and that poses a problem. But someday, some way, I’ll figure it out.

Meanwhile, I have gone here and here to see what I missed this year.

Sort of looks like double reed heaven, you know?