(I’m moving this to the top of the page — it was originally posted yesterday evening — because this news is so much more important — as well as so sad — than anything else I’ve put here recently.)

I received very sad news earlier today. Saxophonist Bill Trimble died around 5:30 PM Monday, following a heart attack on Saturday.

I really enjoyed working with Bill. He and I played on the CD MIKEY; The Works of Michael Touchi (Tango Barocco, for English horn, soprano sax, and strings). We worked together in both San Jose Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley, and he taught at San Jose State when I attended there. He was a fun guy, and a warm and honest man. He will be missed.

23. February 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Getting reacquainted with my oboe! I seriously forgot how much air it takes to play. I feel dizzy haha!

23. February 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

I’ve searched, and there are VERY little oboe teachers around my area.

(Just for the record, I’m 5’8″.)

23. February 2010 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

Now, I am not a vengeful person by any means, but I have the kind of noisy neighbors that make finally learning Oboe, which I have wanted to for years, a rather appealing new hobby. This probably won’t happen.