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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000129.txt from 2005/07

From: "Geoff & Sherryl-Lee Secomb" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 8 Jul 2005 21:01:01 -0000 Issue 6099
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 01:20:27 -0400

And while we're on the subject, let's not forget what all those vibrations
travelling through the teeth and into the skulls does to the brains of us
poor clarinetists! (or for those not in America, clarinettists.)
from OZ.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Hausmann" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 8 Jul 2005 21:01:01 -0000 Issue 6099

> At 06:00 PM 7/8/2005 -0400, Robert Howe wrote:
>>I don't know what's the big deal about this comment, the business about
>>running screaming is very descriptive. I am a male oboist and find the
>>comment to be insightful. It does not matter if you like this or not,
>>just how it is. Oboists, for reasons I have yet to understand, tend to be
>>more catty and backstabbing than clarinet players, regardless of sex; I've
>>been screwed over many times over the years by oboist colleagues, most of
>>whom, as it happens, were men. If Ellis has worked primarily with lady
>>oboists, his comment makes perfect sense.
> I always figured it was the excessive pressure that built up in oboists'
> heads from trying to blow air through that itty-bitty hole that caused
> them to be the way they are. :-) Sort of the same thing that happens to
> people in Boston -- the extra gravitational force they are subjected to
> because they live at the "Hub of the Universe" has strange and
> unpredictable effects on them. (Really! Do you know anybody from Boston,
> or even whose FAMILY is from Boston, who is not just a trifle off-kilter?
> They can be very nice even, but in my experience (including a son-in-law)
> they are always just a bit weird.)
> Bill Hausmann
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
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