Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LA panorama

Found this beautiful film of LA on linked on the NYTimes  California section. 


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Just realized Blue Jasmine is Woody Allen's take on A Streetcar Named Desire.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

David Weiss, a man of many talents

I've been putting this off for a little bit, but I feel it's important to do, so I am doing it.

Requiescat in Pace, David Weiss.

Last month, we lost another oboe great, and another man with whom I am fortunate enough to have studied music.  Since I am late in posting this, many others have already memorialized him.  So I will keep this short.  David was a great oboe teacher and orchestra coach, we know that.  But he was also kind and generous and always told it like it was, no sugar coating.  That's what we appreciated about him.  I had been meaning for weeks to write him an email, and then one day in late May, my friend Jenny texted me to let me know he had passed away.  I will never be able to send him that email.  I had been waiting til that next big performance, that next audition, was done, and now he's just gone.  I wish I had just written already, and let him know that I appreciated him.  At any rate, I will post this version of Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion, with David playing musical saw, and his family playing with him.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

RIP Ray Still

Incredible oboist and teacher.