28. October 2006 · Comments Off on Home · Categories: imported, Ramble

Getting on stage tends to wake a person up just fine. I enjoyed the concert, and once again my friend and colleague, Pam Hakl, did a beautiful job! 🙂

Now I set my clock back an hour. I love that extra hour! Tomorrow it’s a 2:30 performance and then I have a five hour rehearsal for The King and I.

28. October 2006 · Comments Off on Here Goes · Categories: imported, Ramble

It’s 6:15. I will leave for the hall at 7:15. At 8:00 we will be starting the concert. And right now I’m very, very tired. I’m having a very difficult time imagining playing. The thought of picking up an oboe is beyond me.

But come 8:00—no, come 7:30—when I warm up (they have a concert talk prior to that that keeps us from playing), I have to be ready. Alert. I have to have my brain together. As well as my fingers. And I have to find the energy to work. Which I will.

When one has no choice, one finds a way. yes?

So there you go.

See you at around 10:30.

I ran across Out West Arts (probably from someone’s link and I’m sorry I can’t tell you whose because I can’t remember!) and I think I’ll enjoy it.

The blogger, Brian, is in Los Angeles, but he treks on up here to see things (not in San José, or course, but in San Francisco where the Big Kids play).

On the right hand side of the page you can see “Later” which lists upcoming events. I’m assuming Brian is saying he’s going to all of these. Wow. The man must have megabucks.

In any case, I got a kick out of reading “Dear Cristine”.

I wish I could get to LA to hear some of the things he lists. Besides, it would be fun to hear the LA Phil’s new oboist, and see that fancy hall of theirs. But it ain’t gonna happen any time soon. And that’s life, yes?

In Other News
I’m alive but feeling somewhat sluggish. I have a concert tonight, so it’s nap time for this girl. I guess teaching until 2:00 zapped me a bit.