I just read yet another announcement online about a home sale. It involved people I know, both on the selling and buying end. I know how much the house cost when it was last purchased and I know what the new buyers paid. The people involved are professional musicians, and the article stated what they play (flute, cello, bass), where they work (both performing groups and schools where they teach), and the exact address of the home the buyers purchased. It also includes a google satellite photo of the home in case you need that information to go have a look-see and visit.

All I can say is YIKES!

It just seems to me this is not the sort of information we’d like out there for the world to see. Do sellers and buyers of homes have any choice about this? Can’t we say “leave any personal information off of announcements please!”?

Read online: “This is a one-of-a-kind horn that was originally an English Horn or Baritone I’ve been told.”

Who knows how long this will be up, but see the photos here.

This is the second time I’ve run into this error recently. I’ve often run into it the other-way-round; an English horn gets called a French horn. These ones caught be by surprise.

05. February 2011 · Comments Off on What’s In YOUR Cello Case? · Categories: ComMusiCials™

Guess I need to start a new category about commercials that use bizarre music stuff, eh? Hmm. What to call it? Something very silly, I suppose, coming from me: ComMusiCials™ Yep. There ya go!

05. February 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: FBQD

why did 80s film score composers feel the need to have an oboe or sax in every movie intro

05. February 2011 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

I’m not really an oboist – it’s the instrument I always wanted to learn but had to settle for flute instead (I like that too!) – really, I just blow into it and something comes out the other end in a very haphazard way!

(Never settle! AND … Never give up! Never surrender!)

05. February 2011 · Comments Off on Saturday Morning Cartoon! · Categories: Saturday Morning Cartoon

Musical Moments from Chopin

05. February 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

#randomfact about me: I love love love the oboe. I just love the way it sounds. I wish I knew how to play it

Rossini, Barber of Seville: Overture, played on Steel Drums