Friday, January 27, 2012

I've been rewatching some Doctor Who, as it is excellent reedmaking material, and I've been having some reed issues and been spending too much time at my reed desk.  Such a great show.  This meme (is that the right term) appeared on my facebook feed, and I love it.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oboe Repair Fun!

John Peterson, oboe repairman extraordinaire at RDG woodwinds in Los Angeles, has created a series of videos for oboists looking to make their own basic adjustments on their oboes.

Friday, January 6, 2012

"At the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in New Hampshire, he commented on John F. Kennedy's famous 1960 separation-of-church-and-state speech delivered to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association.
'I had an opportunity to read the speech and I almost threw up,' Santorum told the small crowd, 'In my opinion, it was the beginning of the secular movement of politicians to separate their faith from the public square. And he threw faith under the bus in that speech.'" ( 

Really, Mr. Santorum?  I would like to officially excommunicate you from membership in Italian/Irish Catholic community.  You have betrayed us.