22. October 2005 · Comments Off on Some Sites, and More · Categories: imported, Ramble

Sigh. Another site that has white type on black background. I know, I know, I can hit certain keys and reverse everything, and I’ll do so for that site since I think I’ll enjoy it. But why is it that my eyes hurt like crazy when I read white on black type while others clearly prefer it? Am I the only one with this problem?

I’ve been very busy working on pages linked on my Double Reed Musicians page. You can now see a rather extensive (although guaranteed to always need updating) page of University, College and Conservatory Instructors. In addition, I’m working on a page of double reeders personal pages. In time I’ll also have a page of chamber music groups that include double reed players. (I’m surprised at the number of bassoon quartets I’ve already located!) I’m hoping readers will continue to send me helpful emails with more information; it’s been wonderful hearing from other players and I appreciate all the help!

But now … now it’s time to watch the World Series. Go White Sox! (But what the heck was going on with that hideous arrangement we had to listen to of the Star Spangled Thing, sung by Josh Groban? Ugh.)

22. October 2005 · Comments Off on Music Quote · Categories: imported, Quotes

Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it’s music, not words, that provides power.

-Marcel Marceau