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  • Mr. Oboe   6 years 23 weeks ago

    Sometimes, after spending hours gouging and shaping cane, tieing up and scraping reeds, I wonder if I should have "pumped a little more iron "! Anyway, at 60 years of age, I can still find great enjoyment playing chamber music. Will Chester be able to "hit the line" still at that age? Hopefully, he will keep his oboe chops up!

  • It's not you, it's your music   6 years 23 weeks ago

    I think you both have great taste in music. It seems a little edgier than mine. I've been meaning to bug you about some playlists.

  • It's not you, it's your music   6 years 23 weeks ago

    Hope you got your taxes done.

  • It's not you, it's your music   6 years 23 weeks ago

    When I met my husband we had very different taste in music, with only a few common interests. Over time we've built on those and now have a lot in common. (And, still there's some that isn't in common.)

    I loved Franzen's book too.

  • It's not you, it's your music   6 years 23 weeks ago

    I loved your comments about who you are vs. what books you read and what music you listen to - you can tell what is happening in my life by what music I am listening to and only one or two of the people I know know this - today I woke up humming "Taking care of Business" - of course I'm working on my taxes today!

  • Venues, continued...   6 years 24 weeks ago

    Scott,

    I think venue is EVERYTHING - at least it can make or break a great show. Last fall The Tallis Scholars - a singing group way more dynamic than its name would suggest - came to New York to perform at the Julliard School. The group got stuck in a dead room, and I heard through the grapevine that it was awful. Most of their stuff was meant to fill a huge, stone cathedral with tons of reverb. On the other side of the coin, my small town church choir sounds 200% better because of the venue, its acoustic, and their affection for it. I think space matters a lot.

  • Venues, continued...   6 years 24 weeks ago

    ...had a different decorator than the Molotov back in the early to mid 90's, which is my best guess for when I saw Michelle there. Packed house, diverse crowd and one of the best shows I've ever seen. Can't remember who opened.

  • Secret Confessions from Skitty   6 years 24 weeks ago

    Totally!

  • Secret Confessions from Skitty   6 years 24 weeks ago

    As is often the case, Skitty is right.

    Spring rocks!

  • Random association   6 years 25 weeks ago

    I'm glad it's still in their minds! I just haven't heard it on a TV commercial for the Sabres in awhile.

  • Random association   6 years 25 weeks ago

    I'm a Sabres fan and the hometown radio home for the games, WGR 550, plays the Sabre Dance a lot, and I think the organist plays it occasionally during the games.

  • Paris, a moveable feast   6 years 25 weeks ago

    excellent.

  • Paris, a moveable feast   6 years 25 weeks ago

    I was busy yesterday planning out Mystery Train for this week. With the new season in mind, I'm including Billie Holiday's version of April in Paris, followed by Joni Mitchell's In France They Kiss on Main Street. The Joni tune even mentions raising Jesus from the dead, so it really all fell together, theme-wise. Tune in to 88.5FM Wednesday at 6pm or Saturday at 10pm.

  • Paris, a moveable feast   6 years 25 weeks ago

    The question is, will they serve les French fries? French toast?

    *le double sigh*

  • Paris, a moveable feast   6 years 25 weeks ago

    You realize this means they'll have a fast food joint up there by next year.

    *le sigh*

  • Meltdown   6 years 25 weeks ago

    It's from my garden.

  • Meltdown   6 years 25 weeks ago

    That is a beautiful photo.

  • Kate's Take, day four   6 years 25 weeks ago

    Katy,

    You would have scored more schwag if Scott's conference bag was not refused entry to Pangea's by the muscle-bound bouncers....

    Sue

  • Lou Reed Speaks   6 years 25 weeks ago

    Hey Scott, Fernando and I both knew Hal Willner back in our Media Sound days. Fernando worked on both his Thelonius Monk tribute album, as well as the Kurt Weill one. (And I even got an acknowledgment on the Monk record!) He is a certified, sincere, music lover and intellectual. Both.

    xxxx from your sister-in-law

  • Spring Is Just Around the Corner   6 years 25 weeks ago

    It was only painful for a moment, then you were at the next show and forgot about what you were missing.

    Afraid to say, or, perhaps, happy to say, no tequilla. Maybe if there had been Mescal readily available... Richard Julian could have been right, though. Austin is the Capitol of Texas. (was that a trick questions?)

  • Spring Is Just Around the Corner   6 years 25 weeks ago

    SXSW sounds like too much fun and painful to miss so many good acts just to see other great performers. But I like reading your blog and getting a sense of the atmosphere. How much tequila did you drink? Is Richard Julian right about Austin - what would you call it the Capital of?

  • Ode to Music in Our Schools Month   6 years 25 weeks ago

    Nice ode - really. A parody, but a skilled one - it really catches the feel of those events, at once so joyful and so boring.

  • Random stuff   6 years 26 weeks ago

    I found me and Doug crossing the finish line from the GRTC website.I found me and Doug crossing the finish line from the GRTC website.What a fun race--Rochester runners are such a collegial group!
    I'm a little off-center to the right, but Doug is front and center with muscles flexing!I'm a little off-center to the right, but Doug is front and center with muscles flexing!

  • Race   6 years 26 weeks ago

    ...And our friend from NYC, Amy Brown, to the left! What a fun race--Rochester runners are such a collegial group!

  • little or no compromise   6 years 26 weeks ago

    Day two coming soon. Three, four and five to follow. Possible alternative review of the music from my neice, Kate, too.