Saturday, June 18, 2005

Kyle, you poor bastard

Boing Boing has an article you just don't want to read.

Mark Frauenfelder: Charles says: "An orchestral musician reveals that classical music is not very different from Hollywood when it comes to offering jobs-for-sex. From a review in the London Times of her recent book:

Blair Tindall, who played with the New York Philharmonic, offers an unseemly tour behind the scenes in a book entitled Mozart in the Jungle. . . .
Instrument players had a sexual style unique to their instrument, she writes. Neurotic violinists, anonymous in their orchestra section, came fast. Trumpet players pumped away like jocks, while pianists sensitive fingers worked magic. French horn players, their instruments the testiest of all, could rarely get it up, but percussionists could make beautiful music out of anything.

3 comments:

Kyle said...

You forget, I played trumpet longer than I played french horn. Plus, I also played the coronet, and had occasion to play mellophone, frumpet (I'm not making that name up, even though it sounds like a Dr. Suess creation) and flugelhorn during my french horn tenure as well. I think just makes me adventurous & well rounded in my, um, musical inclinations, thank you very much :)

Scooter said...

I think you do protest too much - and you failed to bring up the obvious assertion that I dated a number of french horn players.

I don't think you played the frumpt until after you got a star on thar, though.

kyle said...

So were the french horn players you dated impotent? :)