Mixed Nuts: Halloween Frights and Other Things that go Bump in the Night

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Halloween is upon us and soon, little ghosts and goblins will be knocking on our doors to rob us of our precious sugar-coated candy treats.

Hours later, after the vast quantities of candy, spinning in circles and maniacal laughter have worn off and passed, the little goblins will collapse into tiny, small heaps. Visions of sugar plum fairies may visit (or even haunt) their dreams, or, if they happen to play the French horn, they may even have frightmares like these.

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John and Bruce upside-down?
Right-side up (same picture). Blecgh!?

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The same eye treatment, with Dennis Brain.

 

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Chuck Norris can be pretty scary.

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Melting horns lie in a surreal landscape. (Insert the sound of a quiet, whistling breeze and a random crow cawing in the distance.)

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Ghosts haunt the American Federation of Musicians to this day.

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New England Conservatory CEO Tony Woodcock craves some attention and gives us all some nightmares to think about.

The latest contribution is from the field’s favorite alarmist pseudo-intellectual Chicken Little doom-monger, Tony Woodcock. And by favorite, I mean in the same way Donald Trump is America’s most beloved media whore.

The post is a a veritable club sandwich of  logical fallacy; but hey, if you think the future of classical music performing arts organizations is the mission driven equivalent of a Sonny and Cher style prime time variety hour, then this is some serious weapon’s grade crapulence you’ll want to spend some quality time wallowing in.

http://www.adaptistration.com/blog/2012/10/31/things-that-make-you-go-buh-the-huffington-post/

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Egads! Somebody said “French” horn!!

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Suddenly, you wake up and find yourself in a horn-section full of monsters.

 

 

And don’t forget the conductor…

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