Saturday, May 28, 2005

Oboe reeds and washing machines don't mix

I just did a load of washing. While hanging it out I noticed there was a rather damp and mutilated oboe reed in the bottom of the basket. I think it's an old one that I put in my pocket after practising because there was no space for it in my case anymore and there was no bin in the room. Am I the first person to ever put a reed through the washing machine? If anyone else is contemplating it I'd say on balance it's not terribly healthy for the reed concerned: the tip has broken off and got all frayed, rendering it pretty much unplayable. Maybe this could be the strategy used by members of brasssoc if burning oboes doesn't work out!

Won't be doing that again...

4 comments:

Helen McT said...

Mmmm...mutilated reeds, sounds like a brilliant method of revenge for all the suffering they cause you. I suggest you show it's mutilated remains to your other reeds, then they just might behave. On the other hand such behaviour would make you slightly insane. Reed pathology.

Helen McT said...

Damn, the apostrophe police are going to be after me for that comment. The shame. :o(

Sarah said...

Shocking! Get the apostrophe police out there now. :op I like the idea of frightening the other reeds into submission though...

Juicy said...

I've never put one of my reeds through the washing machine but I did put my visa card through it the other day and it refused to work for a week. Luckily it is ok now...