03. August 2010 · 3 comments · Categories: FBQD

OMG… My dads gonna buy me a REAL wooden oboe from MrGoldstein. its worth $1600 and my dads getting it for $695.. 😛

03. August 2010 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

Although music is halal, promoting and teaching it is not compatible with the highest values of the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic… It’s better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful skills and fill their time with sport and healthy recreations instead of music.

-Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

I read it here.

(I think there are plenty of people here that think the same way, really. Is this anything new or unusual?)

03. August 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Petit Verdot is not a grape that I am accustomed to encountering as a solo act. Traditionally, it is a very minor supporting player—kind of like the oboe—in the symphony which makes up the traditional blend of Bordeaux grapes.

Um … “minor supporting player”? Say what?!

I read it here.

03. August 2010 · Comments Off on Coughing & Oboe · Categories: Ramble

… not a good mix, really.

Tonight is our final rehearsal for Elixir. Last night was … well … interesting. My cold has moved from sore throat to frustrating cough. It’s especially bad when I try to do something like, well, let’s see … play the oboe. Sigh. That’s when the cough really hits. Hard. Do you know how hard it is to play oboe and cough at the same time? I do.

I’m thinking I’ll have to bring a thermos of hot tea or something. Maybe that will help. Of course a hot drink doesn’t do the oboe any favors; when I drink something hot and then blow through the oboe I frequently get water in an octave key.

I suspect fun times are ahead for me this evening.

03. August 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Goshdarnit my oboe reed isn’t worrrking 🙁 now I have to use the stupid purple ones that suck