Well okay, then.

Why is it that bassoons can get away with so much. Oboes do it and … well … it’s just not the same!


  1. Hello??? It’s because we’re BETTER!!! and cooler. 😉

    Even if we’re not as popular…

  2. I think you all have a whole heck of a lot more fun. I want to have fun.

  3. I think it’s too late to switch instruments, Patty. You’ll just have to settle for making people cry instead of laugh with your playing (and STOP THAT – I know you’re already thinking about turning that into a put-down instead of the compliment that was intended!!! 🙂

  4. Hah! Funny you!

    I often tell people (students especially) that our job is to make people cry, so we are always successful: if we play well, people cry, and if we play poorly, people cry. It’s a win-win situation! 😉

  5. Do I know you or what? (Funny? Yep, that’s me — the clown of the orchestra)

    But I thought it was that if oboists played poorly, people laughed? 🙂

  6. People laugh at and with bassoonists, dk. With oboe it’s all about the tears. Trust me.

    (Would you believe I still get a stab in my heart now and then, thinking of my Mahler mess? I can’t wait for that to go away, as I do hope it WILL!)