Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Otter Times, Better Solos

I've heard student solos not worse than what this otter delivers. Hell, I've delivered solos not better than this one...


  1. If you got paid as quickly as that otter, you would have an incentive to play better.

  2. Pity the otter. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to be warming up like that only to have some nitwit interrupt you ever three or four notes into your solo with demeaning little "treats." No doubt had the otter refused even one, the whole thing would have been called off and the keyboard pulled away from that ridiculous glass barrier. This scene reminds me of my pesky piano teacher, whose instruction consisted entirely of one little phrase -- "you didn't mean that" -- every few seconds into my performances. You might give this kind of annoying behavior a high-minded name like "positive" or "negative reinforcement," but I just want to be left to my own devices when there's an instrument before me.

    Let the damn otter play!

  3. terrette - agreed. One should always be respectful to otters (© Rivka). OTOH, as a former working musician, I can't say I object to being paid frequently...



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