Borg Of Directors

Time for a bit of mid-week dark humor in the form of a Tweet about the overwhelmingly sheeple nature of orchestra boards. When your Orchestra's Board is full of a bunch of mindless followers, you might as well call them Borg of Directors. #StarTrekReference #ResistanceIsFutile — Shit Orchestra Musicians Say (@OrchestraSay) August 26, 2019 For those not espoused in Trek culture, it won’t take you long to get the gag. Anyone …

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Sometimes You Just Need To Look At Some Cat Pictures

Cat and the Fiddle

It has been one of those relentlessly busy weeks and at the end of a long day of work yesterday, a colleague sends along a link to a devo appeal video on Twitter. Turns out, it was one of the worst devo appeal videos I’ve seen in a long time, as in soul-crushingly bad. It was so bad, the only means to remedy was to go look at a bunch of …

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Time To Lighten Up

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After a few days of heavy-duty posts, it’s time to lighten the mood a bit, and what better way than visiting some of the latest tweets from two of my favorite cathartic watering holes. Can we just change the mission statement of the orchestra to: "continuing the tradition of playing white male composers for decades to come" — Shit Orchestra Musicians Say (@OrchestraSay) April 29, 2019 Even though it went through …

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I’m Not Sure This Qualifies As “If It’s Not Broke…”

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Just a small amount of fun to round out your week in the form of this brilliantly sarcastic tweet from @ArtsAdminSay: Let’s get a group of white men together to teach us about diversity and inclusion in the arts. — Shit Arts Administrators Say (@artsadminssay) February 19, 2019 I can’t love this account enough. It’s like Vu Le’s NonProfitAF but fewer words…and no ad overload. Although I shouldn’t be too snarky, …

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Are Atonal Musicians Even Allowed To Have A Sense Of Humor?

A country singer walks into a recording studio and reminisces in song about his late father who was a composer of atonal music. No, it’s not the setup line to the latest joke at the expense of atonal composers, it’s a real thing. While there’s no shortage of tongue-in-cheek fun, this is a real song, Copyright 2019 Merle Songs (ASCAP), written by Merle Hazard. Right out of the gate, the lyrics are …

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