Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekend O' Goodness

Damn right...When I go shopping for mouthpieces, I shop for pieces. I managed to find one that may be my new primary mouthpiece, one that is just like my current one, and one that manages to be somewhere between. Right on. I managed to purchase three Genussa mouthpieces from Ben Redwine and, so far, I'm quite pleased with his craftsmanship. After I spend a little more time playing them, I'll give a full rundown. Just so everyone knows, I paid full price (which was very reasonable) and haven't come to any kind of shilling agreement with Ben. If I call 'em damned fine, I won't get any compensation for it.

What was my treat for finding 3 (count 'em) mouthpieces? Food...Yup, big surprise there. My partner in crime and I sucked down more Kalbi than most humans are allowed. I think that it was in Alexandria, VA, but I'm not too sure. It could have been Annandale. As far as I'm concerned, it's all DC. In fact, I'm pretty well convinced that DC runs right up to the city limits of Baltimore and Richmond. Makes life easier. Someone get on making that official. I'm busy being the idea man.

The next day, I hit the museums...Yup, I'm a nerd...A klassy nerd (yes, that's klassy with a 'k' Steph fans). I finally got to see Andy Warhol's soup cans...For some uneducated reason, I was under the impression that they were all Tomato soup. Nope, they're all different kinds of soup and each one is hand-painted, it seems. That's much more impressive. I saw a number of Picasso's, Monet's, and Gaugin's that I had seen only in books. It was wonderful to get up close with my nose nearly in the brush strokes. Of course, I didn't get closer...Brushes make my nose itch.

Just about the time I wandered out the the East Gallery, I got a call and wandered off to dinner. A decent bottle of wine, mussells, a couple of kinds of pasta (including more seafood), decadent desserts. Damn...Now I'm making myself hungry. Good food and fantastic company. All in all, I had an outstanding day.

Where was my clarinet during this busy day? Er...Uh....How about those Red Sox? What about the weather? Aw, why am I tip-toeing around it?...Bite me.

Barely caught my flight back to Boston, though. They were making last call as I literally ran up to the gate. I manged to catch some of Clinton's Fox interview on the inflight TV. Go watch it. It's like watching Stephen Hawking torment Biff. Wallace never new what hit 'em.


Blogger Carol Minor said...

I watched the Ric Burns documentary about Andy Warhol over the weekend (all 4 hours!). I first saw those soup cans when I was 9 years old and they left a big impression, but I realized I didn’t really know much about him. For example, his 2nd “factory” (where he was shot) was in the building next to the Heartland Brewery in Union Square. You should check it out...Laurie Anderson narrates, Jeff Koons is the voice of Warhol and Diane Von Furstenberg executive produced. It’s from the PBS American Masters series, I think it’s on DVD or maybe you can still catch it on TV.

9/26/2006 10:45:00 AM  

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