No more dealing with Conductors!
NYTimes is reporting that flutist Claire Chase has become the first flutist to win the Avery Fisher Prize. Previous winners of this award include Yo-Yo Ma, and Joshua Bell. Never heard of her, but she plays great! Congrats.
Sad news. Jazz flutist Dave Valentin has died.
Much too young. 64 is still prime playing age.
This is pretty cool
Doing late night comedy is hard. Especially when you have the disability that is Jimmy Fallon. How he got the Tonight Show gig when it should rightfully go to Conan I don’t understand. Anyhow, the tonight show USED to have some sort of class to it. At least when Johnny Carson ran it. I never watched when that other guy took over.
It seems the other night Jimmy was struggling for some comedy, so he took to attacking one of the world’s best flute players, Robert Dick. Now, I can sorta see how you could riff off making fun of his last name, and that he has a book called “The Other Flute”. Ok, fine Jimmy. Penis jokes, yes, I don’t think they have ever been on the Tonight Show so up front. But then you took it too far by saying Robert looks like a dick. What the hell was that? Would Johnny Carson have done that? No.
Man up Jimmy and publicly apologize to Robert Dick, and have him on your show to make up. There is a petition going on here to make this possible. Over a thousand people have signed it.
Found this via CreateDigitalMusic.com: