22. January 2013 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

It’s sad that I can play bassoon for hours without any problem on my lips then twenty minutes into an oboe practice I’m dead

22. January 2013 · Comments Off on And Speaking Of Sports … · Categories: Baseball, Classical

What about baseball? Can classical and baseball go together too?

Well, just read this. 🙂

22. January 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD BONUS · Categories: TQOD

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata calms me down when I reach my breaking point #relaxandfocus pic.twitter.com/i2imK51p

and the “twitterer”? Kobe Bryant.

22. January 2013 · Comments Off on Football and Classical CAN Be Friends! · Categories: Read Online

“When you think about the fine arts, the syncopation of getting 80 instruments together in perfect harmony, it’s similar to a football team,” Starks said. “Getting 61 guys in sequence with each other, the carry-over keeps it consistent.”


22. January 2013 · Comments Off on It’s January 22, Have You Entered Yet? · Categories: Contests

Another reminder of the contest for a $100 gift card to Shabby Apple. The winning name will be drawn on January 31 and that’s rapidly approaching!:

Yep, you’ve seen most of this before … I will continue to post a reminder each day, but do go to the original post to enter!

I’ve never done a contest or giveaway. Mostly because I am just too lazy. But hey … it’s 2013. I may as well try something new, right?

So Shabby Apple, a creative online store with really sweet women’s clothing along with other things, has offered this contest and I think it’s pretty darn cool. I love their clothes, and I thought maybe my musician friends would as well.

Here are just a few things that caught my eye that are black and handy for concert folk:
Cape Cod Skirt
Hollywood Boulevard Skirt

What do you have to do? You have to “like” Shabby Apple on Facebook and leave me a comment on the original contest page, telling me which item on the site would make your day (or week, year or month). (Please note that the comment button is right below the title of this post, not below!) You do have to have a USA shipping address.

On January 31 I will put all of the names into a box and the first oboe student who arrives that day for a lesson will get to choose the recipient of a $100 gift card. How cool is that?!

PS No, you don’t have to be a student, or even an oboist. You don’t even have to be a musician at all. You just have to be a living, breathing person, leave a comment at this blog, and you do also have to “like” Shabby Apple on Facebook!

22. January 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I was queen of the oboe