12. May 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

Readers might think I meant to write toothache, but that’s not the case. My teeth ache. Really. I’ve had so much playing in the past few days my teeth really hurt. I think I’ll avoid playing much tomorrow, although I’d sure like to get a few more reeds set for Beauty and the Beast. I now have seventeen shows to play; our rehearsals are over and done with. It’s a bit shorter than it was when I played it last; we have cuts that weren’t in the part when I played the tour. I’m not missing any of those cut notes, to be honest. And I think my mouth is thankful. My teeth aren’t thankful for now, but as my load is lighter until the doubles on Saturday and Sunday maybe they’ll be happier soon.

In other news … I finally received the book today.

Oboists probably know what I’m talking about. I would guess not one other person would.

Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe If You Can’t Peel a Mushroom? is a book a lot of oboists have been looking forward to. I even took it with me to the pit tonight … as if there is enough time to read. Hah! Never mind that.

It’s a very heavy book (so it’s staying home from here on out), and comes with a CD as well. It looks pretty amazing. I have a feeling it’s going to take me some time to get through it, as I read slowly these days. But I guess that means I’ll really be getting my money’s worth. Right?

Or something like that.

Now it’s off to bed with me. I have to get up around 6:00 AM. Yikes!


  1. Oh, I didn’t put two and two together. Are you playing in the AMTSJ production of BatB? I am going to this Friday’s performance.

    I’m not stalking you, honest. 🙂

  2. Yep, I’ll be there! In the “oboe section” … of one. 😉