09. July 2007 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

… I got this:

My interests are: Sailing, sword-fighting, making love to women, high-powered financing, reading, and playing guitar, piano, violin, mandolin, trumpet and the oboe.

I would describe myself as honorable, manly, confident, eloquent, poetic and wise.

I could have also rated the person as “hot or not” on a ranking scale of 1 to 10.

I didn’t. But after reading the first sentence, about his interests, the words “honorable and wise” simply didn’t work for me. Maybe that’s just my problem.

It’s interesting: I’ve run across a few sites recently where the writer says he or she can play a string instrument, a brass instrument, and a woodwind instrument. I really wonder just how well well these people play them. Can someone really do it all? Do any of my readers know of such a person?

In Other News, and again due to Google Alerts, I ran across this:

Martin Constantine’s production skilfully shows the twins’ imagined world closing in around them; their logical responses are magically brought to life by Alison Crookendale and Talise Trevigne. The Quiet Twins moves and disturbs.

Ms. Trevigne sang in Opera San José this past season. Sounds like she’s doing okay without us! (RTWT)

And finally there’s this (again thanks to Google):

The festival starts on Sept. 1 with maestro Chung Myung-whun conducting a performance of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” and “Symphony No. 40.”

Are they saying that one performance will include both an opera and a symphony? I wonder! The article is about the The Daegu International Opera Festival, which certainly sounds interesting. Anyone want to fly this lowly oboe player to Korea? C’mon. You know you do.


  1. Come to Korea! IT’s wonderful out here! (although I’ll probably be in CA by then!

  2. Believe me, if money were not an object I’d be there for sure! 🙂