Now You Know that when I park my bassoon in our front living room where the swamp cooler is, it swells so much that I have to grease the corks to get it put back together.
Now You Also Know that when I park my bassoon in the back room, where there is a window AC unit, I have to keep a humidifier in the case to keep the corks on the bocals from drying out and separating.
Now You Further Know that I am prepping for a 3rd bassoon/contra audition in two weeks. This is part of why I have been practicing so hard and have been flighty and a bit off the radar. Talking about it makes me nervous so please, don’t bring it up. Those of you in town may be coerced into listening to my audition so I can have some practice with an audience. Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat..
Freelance bassoonist and carpenter of the reedy persuasion, residing and thriving in Tucson, AZ.
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