It’s Papa Haydn‘s birthday today, which means I’m sure you all woke up this morning and said to yourselves, “How can I help Jenn out?” as is traditional. I’m glad you asked!
I want more interview subjects! Who do you know? I’m looking for musicians and composers of all types, and if they can connect back to classical music in any way they’re fair game. That means a classical composer will fit beautifully, but if you know the member of a rock band who played the flute as a kid and wants to talk about how that influences his musical aesthetic, I want to talk to him! I’d also be really interested to speak to a video game music composer if you can rustle one of them up. Send me an email!
Which brings us to my next note: I have an upcoming interview with a contrabassoonist. Do you have questions for this rare breed of musician? Send them to me by next Wednesday, please.
I also want to do a blog round-up post, and make sure that I link back to all blogs linking to me; it’s only courteous. If you know of/run such a blog, pretty please send me the link and any information you would like me to share.
Don’t forget that I want to post your favorite viola jokes. Send ’em in with your name and anything you want me to plug.
And really, if you have ANY ideas, questions, comments, concerns, or things you want to share, pretty please let me know! Heck, I may start a regular user mailbag post if you guys have lots of good stuff to say.
By now I’ve given you so many opportunities to email me it would be rude not to, don’t you think?