26. July 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: BQOD

I think about this today after unintentionally offending someone I met last night. He is a professional musician; I seriously considered a career as a musician in high school and college, but decided against it for a number of reasons, chief among them my mother’s constant nagging that musicians just don’t make any money. So I approached the conversation with said musician with a lot of respect for his accomplishment.

“You actually get paid to play the oboe full-time,” I asked, a tone of amazement in my voice as I realized this guy seems to have a pretty comfortable life in expensive Washington, D.C., putting in his weekly 40-plus on the backside of a musical instrument. What a sweet life, I thought, to get paid for doing nothing more than feeding one’s own artistic passion.

I read it here.


  1. I interpreted MQOD as “musical quote of the day”. Is that correct? If so (or if not), what is BQOD?

  2. Heh … wondered if anyone would ask.

    Blogger Quote of the Day 😉

    And yes, you’re right about MQOD. I’ve just decided to acknowledge some quotes as blogger quotes. Because I can. 🙂