The Darker Side Of Lighthearted Humor

This week has featured some been a pretty heavy topics so let’s wrap things up with something on the slightly lighter shade of dark humor. First up is the gem from @ArtsAdminSay: Arts orgs daily since the beginning of the pandemic — Shit Arts Administrators Say (@artsadminssay) January 12, 2022 The second entry from CurnowCartoons focuses on the same topic but from the patron point of view:

Here It Is, Your Holiday Moment Of Zen

You know it, you love, it, and it just isn’t the holiday season without it: The Messiah Organist Meltdown. If this holiday classic is new to you, give it moment and hang in there until the end; I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s 0:43 of unfiltered Messiah goodness.

#TBT Good Problems To Have

I had a good laugh yesterday after realizing how much I’m hearing some of the traditional pre-pandemic gripes from colleagues. My first thought was “how wonderful it is to have such great problems” and that was followed up by a desire to share an orchestra admin diagram I update every few years. Originally designed to poke fun at the woe-is-me crowd, I’m starting to look at it as more of a …

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Get Cary Elwes On the Phone!

Orchestras are starting back into live, in-person events and it’s clear everyone is happy to be back. In San Francisco, they even managed to get a good laugh out of wearing masks. The 9/23/21 edition of published an article by Amy Graff that reported on a live movie music concert that featured the film The Princess Bride that had a line which left the audience in tears (in a good …

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Happy Labor Day! Now Get Your Binge On

Take a moment to treat yourself today and get to learn about ins and outs of orchestra management from a humorous perspective by binge-reading all 157 episodes of  Who’s Minding The Score?, a satirical cartoon that provides a behind the scenes look orchestra life. It’s the ideal way to spend some of your Labor Day, really, just take a look at some of these characters… [easy-tweet tweet=”I’m spending part of my Labor Day reading …

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