02. January 2009 · Comments Off on Read At YouTube · Categories: YTQ

An old song made with Miroslav Philharmonik. It’s not meant to be playable, so don’t mind the pitchbends on the oboe and the distorted cellos

Heh … we can pitchbend, thank you very much. Pitchbends don’t make something unplayable.

02. January 2009 · Comments Off on Double Reed Day · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The University of New Hampshire’s Double Reed Day (UNH DR DAY) is a day-long event held each January for double-reed players of all ages and skill levels. Over 100 participants come each year sometimes braving snow storms, ice storms, power outages and floods both outside AND inside. More often than not, however, the sun does shine on this day. Janet Polk, UNH bassoon instructor and Margaret Herlehy, UNH oboe instructor organize this event with the able assistance of the music service fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Go here for more information.

02. January 2009 · Comments Off on Well … What I Think … · Categories: Links, Ramble

So a lot of folks are posting links to their favorite blog entries (from their own blogs). For instance, here is Horndog’s entry and here is Jason Heath’s. Dan posted his favorite photos (many of which are mine as well, but he has others that I love too).


My favorite blog entries are the ones I never wrote. So there.

But they sure would have been great. Trust me.

02. January 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

I used to play oboe for the Anchorage Symphony and the Anchorage Opera. I stopped because I actually made more money as a short-order cook than as an oboist.