Since I’ve been back to work these past two weeks, I’ve also been working more on reeds. (Why oh why don’t I catch on and work on them when I don’t have a lot of work?! Sigh.) Because of this, I now have “reed mouth”. My lips are chapped. I have a little ridge on the inside of my lower lip that’s sore.

Normally I’m fine. If I’m doing a ton of playing the reed work doesn’t bother me so much. I always play when I’m teaching, and I try to play new reeds then to start breaking them in, but that amount of playing doesn’t really do much for me. And since I wasn’t being a good girl I was neglecting the oboe a bit (for fun things like painting a living room), and my mouth was a bit weak. Playing new reeds to see what they are doing means I’ll be dealing with soreness; usually the reeds are too hard and so it’s inevitable that the mouth suffers.

So now I’m sitting here with my one day off and I’m thinking, “If you know what’s good for you you’ll get to the reed work now!”

But my mouth hurts and I’m feeling like a baby and all I want to do is be lazy.

Hmmm. What will I do?

Only time will tell. (And I may not tell you at all. We’ll see.)

06. August 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

(Sorry this is late! And yes, I’ve not written one thing for today. What can I say? I’m a slacker!)

the drum guy alex keeps fixing him when he messes up and it’s’s sad when the oboe player is better than you.


Ack! I DID post a TQOD today. NOW you see just how bad the brain is today, yes? Even worse than usual. :-/

06. August 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

All 12 scales memorized on oboe :-]