Friday Nerdy Music Links: What I Really Do!

Happy Friday, music nerds! I’m back in Boston, recovering from a wee bit of jet lag, and gearing up to tackle my annual “I’ll do that after the GRAMMYs” to-do list!

Where in the World is Miss Music Nerd?As you’ll know if you’ve been anywhere near my little corner of the web lately, I was in Los Angeles last weekend for the 54th GRAMMY Awards. My main assignment was to live-tweet every event I attended, as my Twitter feed still attests to. I also put up a couple real-live blog posts:

  • One Night Only: Blowin’ the Roof Off! about a fantastic live performance event on Thursday night (plus the red carpet procession preceding it!)
  • Classical GRAMMY Day! Plus, a Question for Gabriela Lena Frank, wherein I chat with one of the classical nominees in attendance
  • McDoc in Haiti! I wanted everyone to know that McDoc was balancing out the frivolity of my gallivanting around La-La-land with his medical mission to Haiti. He left on Sunday, and called me from Port-au-Prince just as the Pre-tel ceremony ended. In other news of tech wonders, this was the first post I wrote from my phone!

Also check out my GRAMMY photo album on Facebook, wherein I show off the fabulous clothes I was lucky enough to wear, courtesy of Boston designer Denise Hajjar.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled music nerditry!

I don’t want my post on the most recent BMOP concert to get lost in the shuffle, as it documents a rare occasion when a mandolin is the hardest-rockin’ instrument in the house: Mandolin Power! And other Unexpected Delights

Viola Jokes from Ain't Baroque

Image by Ain't Baroque


Viola Joke of the Week, brought to you by Jenn at Ain’t Baroque:

Q. What’s the difference between a viola and a chainsaw?

A. The grip.

The internet’s vast series of tubes have been bursting this week with the “What People Think I Do / What I Really Do” photo meme, tailored for various roles and professions. Here are a few choice music-related examples (click to enlarge enough to read the captions!):

First, the general Musician one:
Musician meme

Speaking of the Mandolin:

For us pianists — I like the Bugs Bunny pic!

Of course, there had to be one for viola:

At first, I couldn’t find one for composers, so I made my own:
MMN's Composer meme

But here are the others I eventually found, with help from Facebook friends:
Composer meme 2

Composer meme 3

Composer meme 4

For more funny music pictures, check out Classical Music Humor’s photo album on Facebook.

What are you actually doing in your music nerdosphere this week?

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