25. June 2012 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

We fooled ourselves into believing that we did not need the humanities; and, even as the imaginations of our young people were paralysed, including those in the sciences – for they no less than artists need the past to enlarge their idea of human possibility – we did not build institutes of classical studies to rival our IITs and our IIMs. We let foreigners do the hard work of studying our past and humanities.

No, this isn’t from someone in the United States. This is from Aatish Taseer, writing in the Hindustan Times.

I read it here.

25. June 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Practicing oboe and watching Lord of the Rings. I should do this more often.

25. June 2012 · Comments Off on Ravel for a Monday Morning · Categories: Videos

… because he’s wonderful and what I need sometimes.

25. June 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: TQOD

One never makes an oboe in tune, one sells it and buys a piano. That’s when its in tune 😀

Read online:

Playing the Oboe with lip piercings?
I’ve been playing the Oboe since about 6th grade (going into 8th) and I was wondering if I were to get a lip piercing (snake bites or something) would I still be able to play? I’m also going to start saxophone thanks 🙂

(The answerer said it would be no problem.)