Every weekend I get fewer hits. My numbers go down. Sometimes way down. If you look at my site meter link you can easily see that Saturdays and Sundays are the lowest. (Does that link work? If not, scroll to the bottom of this page and you’ll see a link. Then click on “This Month’s Visits By Day”)

What is it with you people? Do you go on vacations or something? Do you actually go out and have fun? Do you only read this when you are at work?

And why did I have a dream last night that included a bunch of people dressed up in Renaissance costumes, headed off to sail across some ocean? And why did an elephant freak out when the horses rode by, nearly stomping me to death?

Just wondering.

Ah well. Time for ME to get ready for work; I teach on Saturday mornings!


  1. you could add some content that creates a crazy rumour?! Maybe like Heinz Holliger renouncing the oboe, or the New York Phil choosing to replace their oboe section with alp-horns…
    You could also start a rumour that Lindsay Lohen has renounced drugs, acting, lesbianism, and pop culture and is currently in training for the oboe audition circuit! Actually, perhaps that’s true…

    This witty comment brought to you from one of the fine folks over at TeamCamwell

  2. Hmmm. Lindsay Lohan on oboe? Now that is truly frightening, don’t you think?

    But yes, I could do the rumour thing … except that I live in the US and we like to dump the u, so I think I’d only do the rumor thing.

    Or MAYBE I could start writing about the inferiority of the saxophone. Now maybe THAT would get hits?

    I mean a double reed rules.

    So, so sorry …. 😉

  3. Wow – that is a can of whoop-ass you don’t want to open! Two words – Mitch Miller – don’t make me talk about the most highly revered oboist of the last two centuries…

  4. Uh-oh. I’m in trouble now. I can tell. You got me. I will proceed with caution because … well … is this a saxophonist with brains I’m talkin’ to?

    Oh. DUH. You married an oboe player. Smart move, eh? 😉

  5. lol, you guys!

  6. Hmmm. A saxophonist with brains. An oboist with a sense of humor (humour to people north of me).

    Who’da thunk it? 😉

    Jillian … wanna make me a couple of reeds just for fun? Pretty please?

  7. Haha…YOU’RE the funny one now!

  8. A) This is one of the funniest comment conversations I have ever seen in a music blog.

    B) My boss’s website (worldportsource.com) shows the same decrease in readership every weekend. Probably the answer is yes — we’re reading at work. 🙂

    C) If you’re trying to increase your readership by capturing the porn searchers looking for oral sex, okay, but that’s a pretty blatant use of your post subject.

  9. Patty- sorry to contact you through comments, but I didn’t see a contact link. (I tend to miss the obvious)

    I have created a musicians blog for discussion about our Columbus Symphony crisis. Anyone can post. If you want, I’ll register you.

    Perhaps you could mention it since it’s new. It’s called Columbus Symphony Musicians Blog, at http://symphonycolumbus.blogspot.com


  10. Jill … the ONE time I stop joking and you think I am. I just don’t get it.

    1) I typed SnogMonk first which made me laugh. Or at least want to laugh.

    2) I had NOT thought of that and now I’m having to change the subject because I can’t look at it without getting all uncomfortable!


  11. Google on “SnogMonk”. That’s me too. 🙂

  12. Hah! So I see. So much for me being clever and all.

    I also didn’t realize “snog” was a word. Geesh. I’m just learning more all the time. Even at this old age.