29. July 2008 · 3 comments · Categories: Books, Links

I wouldn’t waste your money on what to me is a book replete with longwinded and clearly self-serving nonsense from the woodwind section, the seeming case of a blowhard flautist flouting the facts, and of a piccolo player with what might well be the first recorded, severe case of Oboe Envy.

Ouch! The guy who wrote that review certainly doesn’t care for Donald Peck, author of The Right Place, the Right Time!: Tales of Chicago Symphony Days.

I suspect there is a reason for his hostility, but I’m not going to go into that here. I do guess Mr. Peck left some things out of his book. Still, I might want to read it sometime. Our local library reopens on August 23, so I’ll probably wait until then and see if they can get it for me.


  1. lol, I wonder if it was Ray Still.

  2. One does wonder that, yes? 🙂

  3. The comments after the initial review, and the reviewer’s refusal to state specifically which inaccuracies are listed are somewhat entertaining as well. He does state that an inaccuracy relates to one of his/her “dead relatives” so there’s your answer regarding his motivation.