Friday, April 30, 2010

Trombone players are weird like that

The Maestro met the reporter after the concert, giving him a backstage tour.

"Hey, why are these oboe players chained to rabid wolves?" asked the reporter.

"They sounded awful in the second movement. Too flat."

"And why are the trombonists being whipped with strands of fettucine? Wrong notes?"

"Nah, they just seem to enjoy it."

25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh wicked 55...i like it too. smiles.

my 55 is up...

Peter Stone said...

Remind me not to join that orchestra, I shudder to think what they'd do to a pianist...

My 55 is Perceptions Colored

g-man said...

Lets hear it for the boys in the band eh?
Weird, witty, whimsical, and wonderful Janna.
Loved your 55....
Thank you as always for the smile.
You are like an Ice Cold beer chaser, after a very harsh shot of Cuervo Gold!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Janna said...

Brian: Do you prefer the fettucine raw or cooked?

Peter Stone: At least you can (usually) trust that a good concert grand piano will always be in tune! :)

G-Man: I hate both beer AND cuervo. Here, you can have mine. :)

Stan Ski said...

On my ToDo list today: Learn to play trombone!

Changnoi said...

Punk Rock...?

Janna said...

StanSki: Enjoy!

Changnoi: LOL! I'd love to hear what a punk rock group would sound like with oboes and trombones in it. Music critics would be SO confused. CD sales would go through the roof. :)

Jingle said...

musical and funny

Janna said...

Jingle: Musical and funny... these are two of my favorite things! :)

Monkey Man said...

Let me noodle on that for a while. My 55 is HERE.

Janna said...

MonkeyMan: After reading yours, I see we could have noodles and fish! Which might not be as bad as it sounds.

Enchanted Oak said...

Very swell and silly. You gave me a good chuckle. After midnight Pacific time, Here’s my 55

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

You are the CUTEST!
What great fun! I play the piano.
Mine is here
I have three 55 to offer.
Hope you like them.
Have you a blessed weekend!
hugs
shakira

John's comments said...

Naughty but nice, eh! Gone for a poem this week based on the Etheree form created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong It normally consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable. I added an extra row for the word count and the punch line. See what I mean here.

Hootin' Anni said...

Dam*....Gotta LOVE this as much as I do, ummmm.... fettuccine?! High 5 for excellence.

Mine this week is DOUBLE STANDARD As always, scroll down a bit, below my Friday's Show n Tell.

Have a super weekend fellow 55'r!!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL! I love it. Whip me with a wet noodle, baby.

Grace said...

Makes no sense but it made me laugh...

PattiKen said...

I just love the way your mind works. But you knew that.

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PattiKen said...

OK, this was driving me crazy. Who knows if it is accurate, but one of those "free translation" places on the web says that your last two comments translate to:

I love you the tribal. Ah, just off-duty and need to go to sleep.! ! take two

and

passers-by-you alright.. excellent BLOG

Huh.

Janna said...

Enchanted Oak: Swell and silly is my favorite way to be. Well, that and full of tacos.

Sh@KiR@ CK: You play the piano too? You and PeterStone and I should have a recital sometime! Although these days I much prefer playing french horn. :)

John's Comments: You've been busy!

Hootin' Anni: I love fettucine too. On a plate with alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese. And garlic bread. Pardon me while I drool!

Alice Audrey: LOL! :)

Grace: Things in the Jannaverse only make sense about 14% of the time. Slightly less on Mondays. And all days are really Monday in disguise.

PattiKen: I try! :)

Spam #1 and Spam #2: I could tell you were spam because the URL you linked to kept changing. And some of the URLs were, shall we say, "Noticeably Spammish".

PattiKen: Freaky! I'm always leery of deleting other people's comments, and I know we don't live in a world where everyone speaks English. Still, spam irritates me even more when it's in a language I can't read. I worry I'm deleting a "real" comment that just happened to be in some other language. But then I notice the links and the URLs, and yeah, they always seem to end up looking spammy. Sigh.
Thanks for translating, though. That was fun. :)

Leslie said...

Used to play trombone. Now I know what our section was missing.

Nicely done in 55

my 55 at moondustwriter.com

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/05/jingles-may-followers-award.html

some May awards,
Happy Sunday!

Janna said...

Leslie: It's never too late!

Jingle: Thank you!