That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for September 18, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    Five seconds after this moment, the cello player punched the bassoon player for poking him one too many times.

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    Strob Premium Member 2 months ago

    If the Philharmonic stormed The Bastille.

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    Papared25  2 months ago

    Playing beneath the stage was the pits.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 2 months ago

    This was the bassoonist breakout solo piece. He was later shamed out of the bassoonist society because he was found to be experimenting with other instruments.

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    garcoa  2 months ago

    I remember well the book “Don’t feed bananas to the bassoon.” Silly but memorable.

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    Kind&Kinder  2 months ago

    “In-a-gadda-da-vida, honey….” Johann’s bassoon solo sets off the first mosh pit in Viennese Staatsoper history!

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    There’s always one guy in the crowd that looks up the ballerinas’ skirts.

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    JackButler1  2 months ago

    Bassoon: an ill wind that nobody blows good.

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    Buzzworld  2 months ago

    Before “Free Bird”, audiences would yell “Swan Lake”

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    pschearer Premium Member 2 months ago

    Moon / June / spoon / bassoon.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member 2 months ago

    bassoon cartoon

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    Carolyn Saunders  2 months ago

    First attempt at vaping

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    gopher gofer  2 months ago

    bill was a bassoon bong maestro, as you can tell from his vacant expression…

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    J Short Premium Member 2 months ago

    Roger realized later that he could have picked up way more chicks playing the saxophone.

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    rugeirn  2 months ago

    This is a really weird seating arrangement for an orchestra.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 2 months ago

    Beautiful music and beautiful dancers. A lot who think they are, of course.

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    lagoulou  2 months ago

    Very en pointe….

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    Striped Cat  2 months ago

    Rock on Dude!

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    jhroos  2 months ago

    I understand that the next issue of “Buffoon Aficionado” will feature the orange gas giant from the oval office on it’s cover.

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    Linguist  2 months ago

    Degas like to symbolically portray his friends and enemies in his paintings. There’s a darned good reason he’s got Roland blowing that bassoon!

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    Another Take  2 months ago

    Jammed in like sardines in a can. If I get another cello bow up the keester I’m gonna hit a high EEEEEEE!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  2 months ago

    Nobody ever had a fever where the only cure was more bassoon.

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    Ubintold  2 months ago

    Life is but a bassoon…..sha-boom, sha-boom.

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    tracybsmith  2 months ago

    “Excuse me Mr. Conductor, sir, but if that bassoonist hits me in the arm just ONE MORE TIME with his instrument, I’m gonna’ lop his reed off!”

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    mabrndt Premium Member 2 months ago

    The Orchestra at the Opera: 

    (best viewed with Google Chrome which can automatically translate most pages as necessary) has info and links that point to info about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting. Other versions has strip coloration.


    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist, perhaps in addition to what’s pointed to by the title URL. So far, 10 works by him have been used here. 

    has the prior, which while my comment is still there, with the line breaks removed, its 29 hyperlinks remain inactive, and the embedded image not shown. ?&@#!#%&!.


    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2288 (September 17, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

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    MissScarlet Premium Member 2 months ago

    Posing for this painting proved particularly challenging for the ballet dancers.

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    Call me Ishmael  2 months ago

    You’ve got to be some kind of loon/to devote yourself to the bassoon/ it demands far more sweat/than a mere clarinet/and it’s worse to clean than a spittoon.

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    Tom O'Bedlam  2 months ago

    The orchestra were all dreading the next step: the marching performance during half-time.

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    d1234dick Premium Member 2 months ago

    Felix the base player looking at Herman(on oboe) and wishing he could have something to blow too.

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    featherwind  2 months ago

    I guess no one else sees a lizard creature jumping around in the orchestra pit like I do. It was the first thing I saw.

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    cameron_scarlett  2 months ago

    All the double reed players really loved Jeff Spicoli’s new invention, the “Bongsoon!”

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