04. September 2005 · Comments Off on I Sounded Great? Really? · Categories: imported, Ramble

Okay. But how did I look?!

I guess sex appeal is in when it comes to classical music. Or so some articles are saying, and some CD covers are suggesting. (Do you notice how you NEVER see a publicity shot of an oboist that includes playing the oboe, though? It’s just not all that sexy looking. Oh. Wait. When do you ever see a publicity picture of an oboist anyway? Never mind.) Still, some oboists have made it on to that Beauty In Music site that has pictures of the “hottest women in classical music.” (No, I’m not there. And no, I’m not surprised.) I do wonder about these hot women, though; are they also “hot players” or does that matter? And where the heck is the “hot men” site? Oh well. I’m not concerned about it, really. I’m just wondering … because I can.

But anyway, this article is about how we look. It even includes a picture of Thomas Rolf Truhitte (Hmmm. I don’t remember the “Rolf” from his years here.), formerly of Opera San José. He was an artist in residence here. It looks like he still has “that” hair. I used to call him “Hair Tom” (to myself only, of course) because it seemed like his hair was nearly as much a part of his talent as his voice. (I’m not saying he’s not a good singer, mind you!) .

I’m just glad I have my jobs and I’m not hired for my looks. I’d be in serious trouble if I had to send out pictures of myself to get the gigs. Whew!

In Other News
This article features a conductor entering the pops concert on a horse, carrying an American flag. No thanks. Not for me!

Then there’s the Symphony Of 21 iPods. No one called here to request that I bring mine. Oh well. My son is using now anyway, and would probably hate to part with it.

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