Many thanks to Justin Davidson for filling in beautifully while I
hacked away at my book. No one will ever look at Carnegie stagehands
pushing around a celesta the same way again. The moment Justin's own blog commences — I suggest the name Davidsonbündler — it will be properly advertised here. I'm tempted to mark my return by
whining about classical neglect at the Grammys — how great if Dawn Upshaw and the Andalusian Dogs had been up there — but
here instead are silly tidbits. 1) Like M. C— and Steve Smith, I am an oboe. 2) Because people who love classical music necessarily love Finns, you will enjoy this CNN story — and, more importantly, the accompanying video — about Conan O'Brien's ascent to stardom in Finland.