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Michael Hovnanian plays bass in an orchestra located in a large midwestern city.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

More of the Same for 2009?

Well, not entirely. First, a couple New Year’s resolutions.

This year, I will try and be more responsive to emailed questions. I get a fair number of those and although I have read them all, chuckled or gnashed my teeth where appropriate, I acknowledge being pretty lousy about answering them. I will try and respond to comments posted on the blog as well. However, if you have a question you really want answered by me – for what that is worth – better to email it. I may even paste it into the blog and use it for a post – god knows I’m running short on material. Let me know if you don’t want that to happen. Speaking of the deity, please don’t send me quotes from the Bible, or any other religious tome for that matter, I have no idea what to do with those. I will also try and post more regularly. A few readers commented on the boring posts listing rehearsal times, etc. – and those were for the most part people who didn’t even have to attend the boring rehearsals in question – so I don’t think I will be returning to that format. However, I will try and keep fans of the world’s 5th greatest orchestra abreast of what is going on here.

11 comments:

max said...

In referring to our employer as "The World's 5th Greatest Orchestra", I feel you are treading on very thin ice Re the contract. People may have read a recent item in the press in which we were so rated and thus discern the identity of our ensemble. Next thing you know, they will be associating your blog to the NAME of said ensemble, which is not to be taken in vain, as you well know. I would suggest you run this by the Members' Committee.

Michael Hovnanian said...

I’ll combine that with discussion of the text for my new vanity license plate.

nobleviola said...

I hear Dudamel was in your time zone recently - I'd love to hear what you (hypothetically, of course) think of him!

nobleviola said...

Hypothetically speaking - what do you think of Dudamel?

Michael Hovnanian said...

I promise to look up from my music at this afternoon's performance and make note of what I see!

Felipe said...

I love when you talk about rehearsals! keep it coming!

Brad said...

I like Dudamel, but after hearing his vocals during the Barber Thursday night, he should keep his singing in the shower.

Michael Hovnanian said...

Well, he's far from the loudest grunter we've heard.

Talking about rehearsals is better than attending them, I guess.

Plush said...

I enjoy all the office comments.
This year I wish you more satisfaction on the
Jobsite. Your writing re the boring nature of
Your work is getting olde.

Bill said...

Dudamel may not be the loudest grunter who's waved a stick in front of your band but at times it was downright distracting from where I sat in the 2nd row of the terrace - even my 9yo daughter noticed.

Michael Hovnanian said...

Plush - Thankes, the rehearsals may be boring, but the concerts run the gamut from sublime to grating..

Bill - I guess that is the downside of the terrace. I must have tuned it all out, or elese I'm going deaf.