19. March 2009 · Comments Off on SFCV · Categories: Links, Ramble

San Francisco Classical Voice has a new look. I can’t quite figure the site out now. (How stupid AM I? Just about that stupid!) I mean, are ALL the reviews for the week on the main page, or is that only a sampling? Should I look for more? Did they skip SSV last week? But I’m sure I’ll figure it out. Meanwhile, I did see that they now list music blogs and yours truly is listed there.

No, I didn’t try to rate my own blog (I’m probably one of my harshest critics although I suspect not the only one who might not offer me five stars!), but I wanted to give 5 stars to a few blogs I like. Hmm. I don’t see that we get to do that. Maybe only SFCV writers get that opportunity.

Or maybe I’m too stupid to do that, too.

19. March 2009 · Comments Off on Staying · Categories: Links, Ramble

We aren’t going to SoCal. No more contemplating this thing. There’s just too much going on. I’ve just got too much on my plate. Dan has papers stacked up. I’m bummed that I can’t see Kelsey & Mel (I miss them tons), but I think we’ll fly down some time later, when we have more time and less stress.

But while I’m sticking around, I think I’ll do some cleaning. Let’s start with my computer screen.

Yeah, I’ve put this up before. It’s just time again.

19. March 2009 · Comments Off on Should I Stay Or Should I Go? · Categories: Ramble

Sometimes it’s difficult to know what is best. If I happened to have some important solos coming up, would it be better to stay at home and stress or worry or — yes, it happens — practice and work on reeds and attempt to relax (hah!)? Or is it better, knowing I have reeds that are working well, to escape, visit my lovely daughter and son-in-law, and enjoy a weekend with them? Will I stress even more there, being away from the horn, or will I relax, being away from it?

I just want someone to tell me what to do!

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

Practicing oboe. My reed isn’t working. 🙁