13. October 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

The composer of our marching show told me I sound good on my oboe solo 😀 Yay!

(I do hope she isn’t marching with the thing.)

13. October 2009 · Comments Off on Blue Nail Polish · Categories: Links, Ramble, San Francisco Symphony, Symphony

When Robin McKee knew she was going to appear on television, her first thought was about nail polish.

McKee, a Tulsa native, has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony for 26 years and now is the orchestra’s associate principal flute. And for the past several years, she has decorated her fingernails with a particularly vibrant shade of blue polish. RTWT

I have yet to watch the “Keeping Score” I was sent from San Francisco Symphony. I really need to … it’s Symphonie Fantastique, after all, and I should listen to Russ Deluna on English horn. But I just haven’t gotten around to it when I’m home, and my MacBook will no longer play DVDs or CDs. 🙁

(And nope. I don’t do the nail polish thing. Well, not on my fingernails in any case. Sometimes I use it to mark the side of the reed I want facing me (yes, with some reeds there’s a huge difference). But I don’t do the fingernail thing. I used to try, but they were never perfect so I’d remove the stuff just as quickly as it went on. And besides, my nails are not exactly lovely.)

13. October 2009 · Comments Off on Safely Here · Categories: Ramble

… for those who worry about the UCSC drive. Yes, the drive was unpleasant. No, I didn’t see any of the reported accidents, so they must have happened after I had passed those locations. 🙂