27. March 2010 · Comments Off on Some Folks Sure Have Fun With The Oboe · Categories: Videos

I’ll just let these speak for themselves, aside from saying these are happy people (and some are a wee bit … um … interesting!):

27. March 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online, Videos

so me and my friend were really bored one day and i decided to let him play on this really crappy marching oboe i had just sitting in the corner in my room. hes playing on an extremely old reed….

Do not march with an oboe! Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.

Got it?

I read it on this YouTube video page:

27. March 2010 · Comments Off on Someone Was In A Hurry To Get Home, I Think! · Categories: Videos


27. March 2010 · Comments Off on Lights Out! · Categories: News, Poetry

It would be really interesting to schedule some sort of chamber concert tonight in a location that could handle the darkness. Would people listen differently if they couldn’t see? I’m certain so. Hmmm. Maybe I should have my oboe out and ready to play before I turn out the lights, and then just spend time on excerpts. Or even scales. I will, of course, be home alone. No one here to hear me but me.

That sounds like a country western song … and please excuse the gender change, but I hear a man’s voice in this one:

Oh, the Oboe Woes

No one in the house to even hear me
I’m sittin’ in the darkness all alone
They tell me that a man’s home is his castle
But I’m a’thinkin’ it’s not quite a home.
I still remember when she up and left me
All because I pulled out one sharp knife
You’d think she woulda known I played the oboe
Now here I sit, alone, without a life.


27. March 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

Some are suggesting that …

reading a what-to-listen-for guide before hearing a piece of music seems to make the actual aesthetic experience less pleasurable.

“Descriptions may interfere with the directness and intimacy with which listeners are able to experience a work,” writes Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis of the University of Arkansas. “It may distance listeners, or place them at a remove — as if they were listening through someone else’s ear.”


I read it here.

27. March 2010 · Comments Off on Carol REALLY Likes Classical Music … · Categories: Other People's Words

Classical Music Thursday

1. classical music any time, anywhere

2. when I’m at a concert and I always think, “why don’t I do this more often?” because every single classical music concert I have ever been to has been a delight!

3. lying down on the floor for at least 15 minutes and letting classical music wash over me – a music bath! oh yes! totally refreshing, relaxing, and invigorating all at the same time –

Read more of her reasons. 🙂