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Another Unlikley Oboist Story

May 17, 2007

A couple of months ago, I blogged about oboist David Meyers' brush with the law -- the top-tier player was charged on three counts of operating an illegal gambling business and money laundering. Meyers could receive up to 20 years in prison.

A couple of days ago, another oboe player scandal broke the news headlines. Playbill Arts reports that a former oboist with the Buffalo Philharmonic has brought legal action against the orchestra for anti-gay discrimination. J. Bud Roach, formerly the BPO's second oboist, was dismissed in February 2004, and he claims that his firing was due to homophobia in the orchestra.

What's up with these people? Perhaps they're blowing down their horns so hard they're not getting enough blood to their brains.

In other news, on Monday I will be leaving for New York and The Czech Republic. My schedule will be very busy and I don't know how much Internet access I'll have, much mess whether I'll even get any time to write. So I'll probably be taking a break from the blogosphere until I return on June 1. Please check back in on that date.