Tuesday, August 20, 2013



It's hard to be a bassoonist and not have a sense of humor. Bassoonists should not take themselves too seriously - the instrument and its reeds often combine to overwhelm me! Thus, it's better for your sanity to have a sense of humor and some humility at the ready.

Just like this guy:

This is "The Incompetant Bassoonist", a pewter bust by 18th century artist, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.  I've been known to exhibit this look from time to time!

Not sure what kind of double reed instrument is being played in the cartoon?!

I love the look in the oboist's eye in this one.

 The sentiment in this cartoon is well-known to all bassoonists!

Anybody want to contribute some of their own humor?

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