Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mahler HNT

It is symphony week this week. Perhaps it's all getting easier for me. Perhaps it's my advanced years and I'm mellowing out. Perhaps I've broken down and given in to the usual crap. Whatever reason, I haven't been getting as stressed out as I have in years past. That's a good thing, I suppose.

We're playing Mahler's 7th Symphony Saturday night. Mahler is not one of my favorite composers, mainly because of my unfamiliarity with his music. Just not one of my top composers. Which is too bad, because he writes some great stuff! Mahler tip-toed (hell, danced!) on both sides of that line between genius and insanity. He was as screwed up as they come. And it shines through in his music.

Since I'm not familiar with his music, imagine my surprise when I come to find out that there's actually a short bass trombone solo! Not just a part where I'm playing without the rest of the bone section, but an honest-to-goodness solo! Tchaikovsky did that quite a bit, but I know those solos. This one caught me off-guard. So I'm having to practice it. I hate practice. But it did offer a photo opportunity with Michelle! (yes, for those who don't know...my horn has a name...)




"This Girl Is a Woman Now"
by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap


This girl walked in dreams
Playing in a world of her own
This girl was a child
Existing in a playground of stone
Then one night her world was changed
Her life and dreams were rearanged
And she would never be the same again

This girl is a woman now
She's learned how to give
This girl is a woman now
She's found out what it's all about
And she's learning learning to live

This girl tasted love
As tender as the gentle dawn
She cried a single tear
A teardrop that was sweet and warm
Our hearts told us we were right
And on that sweet and velvet night
A child had died
A woman had been born


This week's MG is a birthday girl (hence, the birthday suit). She's also the youngest of the regular HNTers! As of Thursday, she's no longer a teenager! She'll be revealed Thursday afternoon--be sure to check back!
Our young but always sexy Mystery Guest is none other than Amy, over at More Sex, Chocolate and Red Lipstick. Be sure to stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday!

A little low on numbers for "...the Other HNT" this week, since I was computerless for most of the day. However, it's definitely NSFW this week! Take a chance and check them out!
Edit--Snuck some late submissions in this morning. Be sure to stop by!

As mentioned above, it's a busy week. Wednesday I'll be out of town, and Thursday through Saturday night will be spent with the symphony. I'll get around to everyone as soon as I can, but that might not be until Sunday! Have a great end of the month!

78 comments:

Curvaceous Dee said...

I like Mahler - and Michelle is very pretty too!

Happy birthday, MG :)

I'm up, with more train porn and cleavage: Train Station HNT.

xx Dee

Barefoot Dreamer said...

Happy Bday sexy girl!

I am up. I am starting a series.

Hurry back Os

Diana said...

I'm up with just a little bit more this week.

She's Got An Alter Ego said...

Mine is up :)

Happy HNT :)

Vixen said...

Practice makes perfect ;)

I always love when you get creative, great pics.

I'm up with some Vegas pics. Shocking, right? Hehe...
xo

Emmy said...

Great photo with Michelle! :)
Happy Birthday MG! I think I know who it is too - gorgeous woman that she is.

I am up now as well!
~Emmy

Southern Sage said...

Well happy birthday to you!!

Big Pappi is up with Texas Women!

BTExpress said...

Happy birthday MG, you look spectacular.

Os, I have faith in you, kick ass with the solo!

I finally got my threesome and up with a pic of the three of us.

Loverboy said...

G'day from the land down under!
Alabaster Legs taking a turn with HNT this week ;]


http://2heartsarebeatingtogether.blogspot.com/

Sweat Shop Sissy said...

an increasingly rare HNT from us this week

Sugarmag said...

Hi there cool reflection! I hope your performance goes well and your guest has beautiful legs. Not I Hope she does, she already does, LOL. Happy HNT!

I'm up...

13messages said...

Cool about the trumpet solo for you. My kids love classical music, but my daughter thinks that some of it sounds a bit too "boyish." I'll have to get her thoughts on Mahler. :)

I hope you have a great concert. As always, I'm up for HNT.

Lucy said...

I'm back after quite a long time not participating. This week I share my confidence by baring more skin than I have before.

Love the reflection Os! And Happy Birthday MG...welcome to the 20's!

Happy HNT!

Margaret said...

Ah, you look good with your Girl. :)

Happy birthday to the beautiful MG.

I am up.

peace...

Elle said...

I'm up! I wasn't around earlier, but seems like I wasn't the only one who wasn't around... Not much comments tonight!

Chickie said...

Oh, I love your photo! You should seriously frame that & display it in your house! Very cool.

Happy birthday to the lovely MG!

I'm up.

southerngirl said...

SUPER legs there on MG, Shew!!!

Am up and on my tummy.... hope you are well babycakes!

XO

the eternal list said...

cool pic, os, right on!

classical is where i live when i'm not in the rock zone

the insanity part i can relate to...

i'm up

boo said...

mmmm.... i'm up!

Ms Scarlett said...

One of your best yet Os! Love how Michelle reflects her man!

Happy Birthday MG!! Great legs!

I'm up!

Petal said...

Love your click through, and that of your guest!

I'm up...

Daniel said...

Good luck, os! Play hard.

We're up. Happy HNT!

-d.

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

Congrats on the solo!

I I'm up!

Sexie Sadie~ said...

Great pic of you and Michelle and have fun practicing the solo!

MG is smokin' hot in those heels!

I'm up!
Xo-Sadie

Sa said...

Hello Osbasso! I think Michelle is very pretty indeed... And bravo for the solo!

His Long Distance Pet said...

Most artists/composers/musicians tend to be a little bit off their rocker. *I'm no exception as a designer myself but eccentricity is what makes them so interesting, creative, and wonderful. What would the world be like if everyone did everything the exact same way?

how exciting! good luck with your solo practice/performance. I'm sure you'll be wonderful. :] Let me know how it goes.

I'm up!
http://longdpet.blogspot.com

vanimp said...

I'm up :D

Tragic said...

My heavens, MG is stunning! That click-thru leaves on breathless! I'm up, in a peeper kinda way, also with a bit of an apology.. *hugs* I adore you guys though, truly ♥

Hopelessly In Love said...

Jen sports her finest assets today. Fooled Around and Fell in Love is up!

T - Another Geek Girl said...

I'm up!!

Barely back.
Barely. After a bad bout of respiratory yuck. Bet I'm not the only one...

Missed you all!

Cute but Evil said...

I'm up!
<3

HHNT!

Another Suburban Mom said...

I am up! HHNT

Emerald Yomi said...

Good luck with symphony week and congratulations on the solo! You'll do brilliantly I'm sure. :)
I'm up, for the second week in a row can you believe it! Nothing fancy though...HHNT everyone. I'm hoping to get around and have a look tomorrow sometime.
Em.xx

Amy said...

Aw, you and Michelle are so cute together :P Good luck with the solo! I hate practice too, it's why I never play my flute anymore!

And I'm up, getting ready for the a busy few days...

xxxx

nitebyrd said...

Enjoy your solo time with Michelle!

I'm up! Happy HNT!

MinorityReport said...

I really like how you caught your reflection in your photo. :)
Happy HNT.

I'm up.

Scintillectual said...

I'm up with the second installment of my Paisley series. Don't forget the click-through!

http://scintillectual.com/?p=318

Celeste said...

Mine is up... easing back into it.

viemoira said...

I'm up. Love the pics with Michelle. HHNT!

Maggie said...

Good luck, I hope your practice pays off. :)

I'm up!

Joanna Cake said...

Loving that pic. I don't know much Mahler either. Are you going to record the solo so we can hear Michelle? HHNT and Im UP! x

HyperSexualGirl said...

Many great artists dwell in the penumbra between genius and insanity. I think with Mahler, you have to be in the right mood -- it's not light listening.

I'm up!

(And I forgot to say last week how much I like your new profile picture.)

Hubman said...

A solo? Cool, good luck!

I know that MG, I don't even have to come back to confirm it!

I up and relaxing with a bath this week.

James said...

Congrats and good luck with the solo.

Happy Birthday to MG.

I'm up.

Ivey Lane said...

Thanks O.

I'm up.

Sexy Sixty said...

I'm a bit late, but I am up at http://singlesexatsixty.blogspot.com/2010/01/hnt-for-end-of-january.html

V said...

Beautiful legs! I'm up.

xo,
Vicky
http://justanaughtygirl.blogspot.com/

Midwestern City Boy said...

We are up at Married In Ohio with a different (not as explicit) style this week.

Happy HNT everyone and happy birthday to the mystery guest!

Jobthingy said...

Happy Birthday MG! you are gorgeous!

Os, love the pic with Michelle... great name btw (its my middle name ;)

im up! :)

Violet Vamp said...

I'm not familiar with Mahler, will check it out.
Happy b-day to the lady with he gorgeous legs!
I'm up and ready.
HHNT!

Patience Ann said...

Up!

Polt said...

I'm up, with one for this week and one for the HNT I missed last week!

HAPPY HNT!

Bad Bad Girl said...

Happy birthday to the MG!!! I LOVE those shoes....

I'm up.

Happy HNT!

Hera said...

Happy Birthday MG!!! I think i own shoes that are very similar. I'm up! Happy HNT!

frenchiestories said...

Love the reflection in your HNT!

I've posted my HNT this week.

Happy Thursday!

Westcoast Weirdo said...

I'm up, I'm up!
www.westcoastweirdo.com

thedirtysideofus said...

Ours is up and hubby is sporting his guitar :)

Genevieve said...

Less stress is good! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Nice MG.

I'm up...
well, actually, I'm napping. ;)

Ava said...

Actually up before Friday today! Wow ;) Come by and visit!

http://bedroom-closet.com/2010/01/28/cold-weather-warm-light-hnt/

Molls said...

I'm up!

Essin' Em said...

I'm up with a fantabulous (ish) hogtie. And I LOVE the reflection picture!

pixie said...

heh .. is it HNT Day already?? YES!

and now that I remembered, I'm UP!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/01/hnt-school-girls-naughty-or-nice.html

Kyle said...

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=2807
from my weekend with Roxy

Faile said...

Up with a view of Perrin this week.

Oasis said...

Break a leg, Os!!

I'm up - with the Saints in the superbowl for the first time ever (hubby is from Louisiana) its nothing but football in my house for the next couple weeks.

http://cum2oasis.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-hnt-cheer.html

Saucy Wildcat said...

Sorry I'm so late! I'm pretty nekkid though, only not like you'd think.

Hey Os, guess what... my daughter made honor band. Isn't that awesome?!

XOXOX

The Pleasure Principle said...

Fashionably late as usual! LOL I'm up!

xoxo
Eva

Kimberly said...

Good lcuk with the solo and a very happy birthday to the very gorgeous Amy!

I am up, just late telling you about it! I swear I can't stay up that late anymore!

hislittleone said...

I'm up too.

Love your pic, Os!

http://hislittleone.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/half-nekkid-thursday-7/

~Andromeda~

Aurore said...

Lovely MG - it's all about the shoes this week it seems

HHNT!

PandaDementia said...

Mine is up!
http://pandadementia.com/?p=390

Phynixbelle said...

I am up!!! And I have a Theme I am going to stick with for a while... Things I do while Half Neked!!

http://macmillenphoto.blogspot.com/2010/01/hnt-thing-i-do-while-hn.html

Enjoy!! HHNT!!

Now to go check out ALL the others!!

Hoochie Mama said...

I'm not sure if the hubby told you or not but i'm up. I know it's a day late but I was up 30 minutes before time!!! LOL! I fell asleep before midnight and then I couldn't tell you from work, so any way... here I am!

Have a great day!

Evening said...

Just checking in and wishing you luck with the concert!
xo

Lee Ann said...

I just stopped by to say hi!
I hope all is well sweetie!
xo
Lee Ann

Sex Letters said...

I hope you smash the solo! There is a connection between genius and insanity amongst so many greats! Art we have Van Gogh, Chess we have the incredible Bobby Fischer, Science there was Telsa, Philosophy we have nietzsche, and that's just to name few! I think life's more fun with a dash of insanity! :-D

kittykillkill said...

As always, you're looking better and better each time I see your pictures O!

Amy's pictures are nice too. I like her heels...and her legs.

Stealth said...

okay. That beat Betsy.