Beethoven: Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni
Lucas Macias Navarro e Jaime Gonzalez oboi, Francesco Pomarico corno inglese

09. October 2010 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I <3 U Tylenol. I had a pounding headache from watching a 3D movie earlier. It felt like an out of tune piccolo and oboe duet was playing in my head.

09. October 2010 · Comments Off on I’m All Choked Up Over This! · Categories: Read Online

“Choking is suboptimal performance, not just poor performance. It’s a performance that is inferior to what you can do and have done in the past and occurs when you feel pressure to get everything right,” said Beilock, an associate professor in psychology.

So how can we NOT choke? She tells us.

Of course some things just won’t work for all of us:

Whistling can help at work. “If the tasks are automatic and you have done them a thousand times in the past, a mild distraction such as whistling can help them run off more smoothly under pressure.”

Or will it? Next time I’m worried about an upcoming solo perhaps I’ll give “give a little whistle”!

09. October 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

2 today, since one needs the other:

Oh yes ! Now I see what an oboe is ! x) In french, we call it a ‘hautbois’ … x) It must be hard to play 😮


I’m gonna use ‘Hautbois’ from now on! x) It sounds so much better than ‘Oboe’ x) It was, completely messed with my breathing.

09. October 2010 · Comments Off on There Be Pirates Here · Categories: Havin' Fun, Read Online

Listeners of two South Florida radio stations got a surprise when their Christian and classical music was interrupted with rap and profane language.

On Thursday, authorities found out why: A pirate station was using a nearby frequency.


Aw shoot, now I really want to go to Disneyland! I hear this music and I hear the sounds and smell the smells of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I be cravin’ a trip to the DLand for a while, me mateys. Arrr. Speakin’ a which:

I love it!