Date: 2012-12-29 07:28
I am always surprised at how much "Oboe Luggage" I haul around to rehearsals and concerts..Most instruments come straight out of their respective cases and are good to go..no additional kit whatsoever. I however seem to take allsorts of bits of kit along with the Oboe and usual reed cases. I take, reed knives, Rizla cigarette papers, very fine sandpaper in case a cork pad sticks, pliers, wire, plaques, fish skin, nail polish, an assortment of screwdrivers, tuners (x2..only mildly neurotic there then), my Cor Anglais always comes along, it's in the case anyway..plus 2 music stands as someone always turns up and looks surprised that they would need to bring one along..I suppose we should be grateful they remember to bring their Double Bass or whatever instrument it is they play. I need a small louis Vuitton Trunk to drag all the stuff I take along rather than my usual bags..
Hey Ho the Joys of playing the Oboe..no one will ever know what we go through to bring them our unique sound which is why no doubt we are constantly reminding them Ha Ha!
Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year..