barfle wrote:Tough luck about the baseball. Life changing events can be unpleasant, but they have ways of working out.
Most of us have fairly eclectic tastes here. We have lots of music we like, some we adore, and some we abhor. Lots of people have strong feelings about Ravel's Bordello. I like it, but it's not something I request.
I really like Holst's The Planets, Respighi's Pines of Rome, a lot of Tchaikovsky, a lot of Grofe (but he was a bit spotty), and a lot of the greats that go without saying.
When it comes to ballet suites, I enjoy the music, but attending a performance - that's a perfect evening!
The most unpleasant part of the event was just after it happened. My mouth had the tingled numbness, and I was worried It was full of broken teeth. Realizing that the upper lip was attached/stuck to the still-in-place front teeth relieved me.
It wasn't until later that week I was faced with the issue of trumpeting (so to say). Admittedly that was just as cold and numbing as the blow to the mouth itself. I slipped from first SEAT to second trumpet, to third trumpet... to out the door with a changed major. ... Hmmm, I almost forgot... It was hard for everyone, who cared about me to watch me decline, especially on our music professor. He tried his best to keep me.... Maybe there is a little remorse.