03. July 2014 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

The only thing about the oboe is that no one plays the oboe, so I automatically got in the orchestra. There were only two of us. I was terrible. But I am familiar with it [the orchestral world].

— Bret McKenzie (you might know him from Flight of the Conchords)

I read it here.

03. July 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

I just finished wasting an hour watching a TV show I’d never heard of until tonight called Black Box. The good thing? Vanessa Redgrave is in it. I always enjoy seeing her. The rest was “meh”. It was mostly about musicians tonight, and it’s just ridiculous to watch actors try to pretend they are musicians. I think someday we musicians should all pretend we are actors. I’m sure the actors would get a kick out of that, too.

BUT … one of the things they dealt with were “ear worms”. As far as I’m concerned the person was suffering from music hallucinations, since he saw performers when he heard his ear worms, but whatever. I suffer from ear worms a lot, especially on my walks. The character on the show started with some Bollywood music but, thanks to a suggestion from someone else, it moved to Yankee Doodle. It was all pretty silly.

The end of the episode ended with a group singing “Beautiful Dreamer”.

Ack! Guess what ear worm I have in my head now?!


… and here is Marilyn Horne AND Martin Katz (I’ve done two operas under his baton).

But maybe I’ve not planted the same song in readers’ heads now?!

You’re welcome. 😉

03. July 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Nightmares are when you’re innocently playing contra and then it transforms into an oboe and you have a solo.
Band dreams??!