21. February 2006 · Comments Off on Isn’t This Fun? · Categories: imported, Links

One Cool, Musical Map!

21. February 2006 · Comments Off on Performance Today · Categories: Announcements, imported

For those of you who have access to NPR’s Performance Today show (I don’t think our local PBS station provides us with this), tomorrow’s program will include music by the quintet Imani. I’ve been enjoying their two CDs recently.

And why did I never know about a reed blog? Wow. Brian Charles, maker of reeds, owner of store, is also writer of reed blog. Who’da thunk it?

21. February 2006 · Comments Off on Links · Categories: imported, Links

I do hope that readers here visit the links to other arts sites you see to the right of the blog. I enjoy each of the bloggers I list. You should too. Most of the blogs are just bunches smarter than my blog. I mean heaps and gobs and all sorts of stacks smarter. Honest.

I just added a new one, Prairie Oboe Companion, and with that title you just have to visit, don’t you think? I especially enjoyed the tale Jillian posted today. Believe me, I can relate to much of it. Sadly, I’ve never met a knight on a white horse. Sigh.

But I’ll keep waiting, hoping, and looking out for one. (Don’t worry, Dan … this is “only” about reeds!)

Meanwhile Anne-Carolyn Bird, star soprano and blogger of the concert, has a pretty darn cool picture, along with a link to a Times review that calls her “luminous”. Is that cool or what?


21. February 2006 · Comments Off on Odd · Categories: imported, Links

There actually is a review at SFCV. Surprise, surprise! Thing is, I had read the review before.

I guess there’s nothing wrong with having the same review in both places. It just took me by surprised. (Yeah, I’m easily surprise.)

21. February 2006 · Comments Off on A Bad Picture … But Does It Matter? · Categories: imported, Ramble

Every Tuesday (this quarter, anyway) I drive over the hill to UCSC. And every week I get to view a most unappetizing picture encouraging drivers to pull over and grab a bite to eat. I’ve been meaning to snap a photo for eons, but the restaurant is just after the summit of highway 17 and when I get there I’m usually too preoccupied with whatever I’m listening to, and I’m thinking about heading down the hill. And, let’s face it, I’m lazy; pulling over, getting out of the car, and taking a picture is usually just too much for me! 😉

But today was the day. I finally did it! Unfortunately something is up with the way I took the picture, and it really doesn’t do the thing justice, but I’ll post it here for now, knowing my husband, the Fine Photographer™ will either fix what I did or take a better one of his own.

But … really now … if you saw this picture, would you pull over to eat at the restaurant? I’ve never stopped—they aren’t even open on my way to Santa Cruz and when I’m on my drive home there’s no way I’m stopping for anything. But I doubt I’d ever stop anyway; that picture sends me on my merry way.

While this IS a horrible picture, by the way, it’s only because of the focus, the fact that I can’t take a level picture, and I have some sort of glare … the color, and the faded look is exactly what you’d see if you were to see it live and in person.


21. February 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Ramble

Of course I have used dissonance in my time, but there has been too much dissonance. Bach used dissonance as good salt for his music. Others applied pepper, seasoned the dishes more and more highly, till all healthy appetites were sick and until the music was nothing but pepper.

-Sergei Prokofiev

(I’ve been listening to Romeo and Juliet, getting ready to move from Puccini to Prokofiev and opera to ballet. Man, I love that music! I even like this particular ballet.)