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 • Posted by: MSouza
• Date: Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 7:07 a.m.
• IP Address: c-66-56-31-130.atl.client2.attbi.com
• In Response to: California Man Caught Screwing Marxist Oboe! (J Conrad Radosh)


That one is up there with the most horrible insults to oboists everywhere.

I was just watching one of my favorite shows, South Park, and I noticed that they made another terrible insult to oboists, too. In episode 317 "World Wide Recorder Concert" the children from South Park are playing in a 4 million-piece recorder group... they were led by Kenny G. All is good and fine until I look more carefully and notice that Kenny G is holding an oboe, not a soprano sax. To show Kenny G with an oboe is an egregious insult. I think most of us would agree that Kenny G plays nothing but watered down wuss music. I certainly don't respect him as a musician, and South Park has him holding an oboe. He doesn't deserve to hold an oboe. Maybe Kenny G was the one who defaced the Russian Oboe.

> California Man Defaces Russian Instrumental Treasure
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> MOSCOW (Reuters) A masked man broke through several security perimeters at
> the Moscow Historical Center of the Arts on Thursday night and was caught
> fornicating with a classic oboe on display, Russian authorities said.

> They said the man was caught in the act shortly before midnight. He was
> taken to the Nemtsov Prison and awaits a hearing on misdemeanor defacement
> charges.

> "We are still trying to ascertain the motives for the crime,"
> said Moscow police Capt. Boris Plesetsk, declining to comment on more
> specifics about the incident.

> Police, who were alerted by the Historical Center security guards of the
> crime in progress at 11:50 p.m. local time, arrived at the display shortly
> thereafter and placed the man under arrest.

> The violated instrument is known as the "Golden Oboe" and was
> used from 1928 to 1967 to perform some of the most famous Russian
> classical pieces in the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. It was also used to
> record some of Russia's most famous motion picture film scores.

> The instrument was put on display at the Moscow Historical Center of the
> Arts in 1972, where it remained untouched by the public until Thursday
> night.

> The only information Russian authorities released about the man was that
> he is a tourist from California. By Russian law, willful fornication with
> a historical monument is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and prison
> time.

> Plesetsk announced that a press conference would be held on Friday
> afternoon to reveal the condition of the oboe, which was reportedly
> damaged during the crime.

>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------



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