13. October 2006 · Comments Off on Master Class with Bill Bennett · Categories: Announcements, imported

I just received this notice from Tom Nugent, oboe instructor at UOP:

Bill Bennett will be giving a master class on the University of Pacific campus November 17 from 5-7pm. The deadline for applications is October 18. Sorry about the short notice. If you have any interested students please direct them here.

Bill (William) Bennett is the principal oboist of the San Francisco Symphony, for those of you who don’t know. (But of course you all do know who he is … right?!)

13. October 2006 · Comments Off on Pretty Darn Funny · Categories: imported, Links

See this Dudley Moore clip. If you’ve played a Britten opera, you’ll probably laugh.

I never heard or saw Peter Peers, but I guess if you have it’ll be even funnier. Or make you angry. You choose.

13. October 2006 · Comments Off on Music & Baseball (Again) · Categories: imported, Ramble

Okay, I think musicians and baseball players have a lot in commong. (Nothing to do with salaries, mind you!)

But today?


You wouldn’t catch an orchestra playing in 38 degree weather. With lots o’ wind. Just wouldn’t happen! And I’m fairly sure that’s what they said was the happening temp in Detroit.


So a game is about to begin, A’s v. Tigers (who’da thunk it?) and the Mets play the Cardinals later today.

I’m sure you’re all dying to hear who I’m hoping will be in the World Series. I can tell you I wanna see the Mets there. I should probably be cheering for the A’s … but there’s something about being the world’s worst team just a few years ago that makes me want to see Detroit win.

Still, I’m not stuck on any team all that much. The season ended early on, when I saw that the Giants looked to be in bad shape. Sigh.

13. October 2006 · Comments Off on Nice Story · Categories: imported, Links

Imagine playing your instrument at the age of 100! This man does.