12. March 2009 · 4 comments · Categories: Oboe, Videos · Tags: ,

I don’t care for R K’s Scheherazade either. I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to say stuff like that. But I didn’t say it. I wrote it So there you go!

You can get some insight into what we play in the work, and the oboist/English hornist, Karen Birch Blundell, also talks about the challenge of playing both instruments in one work. (Whenever we’ve done it in the past we’ve used three players. I don’t know what the next performance of this will bring for me, since we do things differently these days.)

I hadn’t seen her videos before, so this is a fun new discovery for me. What a great idea … I’m not sure I have the nerve to put any up, though. I know how brutal YouTube commentees can be. Yikes!

The following video is a “meet the oboist and oboe” video:

(Psst. I’m playing an oboe I’ve had since 1988. I don’t really go with the “blown out” theory, but I know I’m in the minority on that one.)

12. March 2009 · Comments Off on Music That Makes You Dumb · Categories: Links, Ramble · Tags:

The only classical composer listed was Beethoven. And he’s at the top (for smartness … don’t worry!). But were there no other classical composers? Hmmm.

But anyway, check it out if you want. Or don’t. I won’t know the diff.

Of course the way this is done when compiling results from Facebook has some problems, as I’m sure the person who put it together knows. For instance, some people are busy trying to impress others and won’t put up their true “favorites”, as they might be embarrassing.

Gee, would I do that? Naw. But I didn’t list anything at all, since I can’t figure out what my “favorite music” is. You can see that if you visit my Facebook page, but I’m not sure you can see that if you haven’t “friended” me. And I don’t “friend” — yeah, they verbed that ‐ because I don’t like to impose and I fear rejection. I also wish they had “acquaintance” rather than “friend” there. I’m weird that way.

Ramble ramble … killing 30 minutes until I can go make my latté.


12. March 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

seriously? oboe and bassoon = absolute fave (besides piana). let’s skip knowing each other an’ just get married