07. May 2011 · Comments Off on Wanna Buy A House? · Categories: Read Online, Videos

Pitelka and Steinmetz are selling their home because they’ve got one child in college and another about to follow suit. Tuition ain’t cheap. There’s another garden in the future for them, she said. Her family will live with friends while they search for a place with good earth and the right exposure to Southern Californian sun.

It’s a huge house (not something I would want) and the yard is even larger (not something I should ever be allowed to have). But maybe a wealthy Southern Californian would just love this place. It does sound amazing!

At about 3,600 square feet, her house is enormous, but the garden is enormous-er. The lot covers almost an acre and Pitelka has planted it with citrus, stone fruit, herbs, vegetables and roses.


Why would I post something like this on my musical blog? Well ….

07. May 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: FBQD

Oboe Masterclass with a Curtis grad…who also has an M.D…and who is also an accomplished artist. Self esteem killer?

Did you hear our competition on the Morning Show today? Regular guest Martin Buzacott, Manager of ABC Classics had prizes on offer for the first three listeners who could name a classical music ‘one hit wonder’… the ‘My Sharona’ of classical composers! You came up with great suggestions… some correct, some not so correct (according to Martin our judge!).

Here are a few others you might or might not have heard of:

Addinsell – Warsaw Concerto

Albinoni – Adagio

Barber – Adagio

Boccherini – Fandango

Jeremiah Clarke – Trumnpet Voluntary

Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme

Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Grofe – Grand Canyon Suite

Holst – The Planets

Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet – Meditation from Thais

Orff – Carmina Burana

Ponchieli – Dance of the Hours

Ravel – Bolero

Waldteufel – Skater’s Waltz

Widor – Toccata

So … thoughts? (Aside from the fact that they can’t spell “trumpet”!) I certainly wouldn’t suggest that Ravel was a one hit sort of guy. But it sounds to me as if they are actually talking about “classical music that made it into commercials or movies”. Hmm?

I read it here.

So what would you offer up as a “one hit wonder”?

07. May 2011 · Comments Off on What’s That Buzzing In My Ears? · Categories: Oboe

I think it’s a mosquito, playing the oboe. Yep … related to my buggy blogpost. 😉

Be sure and browse the rest of the pictures. (Doesn’t it just figure that the FLUTE gets a butterfly?!)

07. May 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Lots of oboe solos in the tangled soundtrack, life doesn’t get much better!

07. May 2011 · Comments Off on Saturday Morning Cartoon · Categories: Saturday Morning Cartoon

Merrie Melodies: A Corny Concerto (1943)