03. April 2013 · Comments Off on Mystery Solved? · Categories: Ramble

I just received a note from someone on Facebook (Hi Synde!):

We’re playing Die Fledermaus at the conservatory this week and our parts have the San Jose Opera stamp on them. Am I playing on a part you marked up??

Ah-hah! I’ve wondered about this. Sometimes I find marks in my Opera San José book that are clearly not mine.

… but maybe not! They are using only one oboe, so they might be using the combo part we used to use. Now that we have a second oboe I don’t use that book. Hmmm. I wonder!

03. April 2013 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

here’s to a beautiful, crisp day and resetting the blade in my oboegouger. FABULOUS! first reed out of the batch tells me I got it right 🙂 thank you Universe 🙂

03. April 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Happy accident: The new hardwood floors create the perfect acoustic environment for classical flute and even the Evil Oboe. What a beautiful natural reverb. Trying to figure out how to use the room in my next recording project.