Tuesday, August 30, 2005

My "I Must" List from Mara

Mara's Blog

Pink striped pants.
I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee.
"Did she just say !@#$ you??? She would fit in perfectly in our horn section!"
The very first memory was meeting you outside Walt and John Kowalchuk's hotel rooms. You were standing outside the big stupid van and I asked you how old you were.
A squirrel. Particularly Sandy from Spongebob Squarepants.
Are you on happy pills, or are you just naturally optimistic and bubbly?

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Button for My Blog

Here's my little button. A very small start, but at least now I have one.

Link to my blog!


Pray for New Orleans.

Monday, August 15, 2005

"Catherine is," Inspired By Mara

directions: type "Yourfirstname is" into Google, with the quotes, and list your 12 favorite responses.

Thanks to hornist Mara Cushion for the idea:


Catherine is a star

Mount Catherine is the highest in the Sinai Peninsula, towering some 8700 feet . . .

Saint Catherine is the patron (matron?) saint of unmarried women . . .

Catherine the Great is notorious for her love affairs, which included Gregory . . .

Catherine [in Wuthering Heights]is thrown out of heaven, where she feels displaced, sees herself an exile at Thrushcross Grange at the end, and wanders the moors for twenty years ...

Lake Catherine is located at 42°29'2" North, 88°7'27" West (42.483969, -88.124172)

catherine is the cause

catherine is dancing

Catherine is cool. She wears cool glasses. She also has a very clueful blog.

Catherine is a 25-year-old college dropout whose youth, gender and lack of formal training make it hard for her to be taken seriously . . .

Catherine is urging her artists to incorporate the
paint wash techniques learnt in the previous lesson, into their morning

and, my favorite,

Catherine, is a wonderful, endearing girl whom I couldn't help but like. She is bright, intuitive and intelligent, and she's not afraid to ask the tough questions about life. Rather than simply accepting her fate and the society she lives in, she tries to improve her world. She is kind and fair to the people and animals she meets, which makes her an anomaly in her time but a winsome, admirable heroine in ours.

T-Minus 7 Days . . . 6 . . .

So, less than a week to start classes again. Am I ready? Noooo . . .

Since I'm already being lame and not knowing how to get my photo on my profile, I'll go ahead and list some links for University of Louisiana:

The School of Music:




Sunday, August 14, 2005

Alabama IHS Pix

About time I posted these!

Here are photos from our world premiere of Rhapsody for Horn & Percussion. Rhapsody was commissioned for me and Jeff Prosperie, my colleague at the School of Music at University of Louisiana, Lafayette, with assistance from the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance fund of the International Horn Society.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Home from Camp, But Still Not Unpacked

I know, I know. Dealt with the yard (read that, mass of weeds that used to look like a lawn and rosebushes). Put camp check in the bank, and took out $10 in 50 cent pieces for Matthew. His violin lesson was not bad, considering that he hadn't practiced hardly at all while he was at his dad's. Big surprise . . .