A rather uneven anthology. The humour is often juvenile, often puerile, sometimes
obscure for the general music lover (remember this is meant for working
musicians) and often stretched to breaking point - another "How many... does
it take to change a lightbulb" crack and I would have screamed!
Here are a few, better, samples of its humour:
"Define a successful trombone player - He owes his success to letting everything
"What do you clean a sousaphone with? - A 'tuba' toothpaste"
"What is the difference between a violinist and a dog? - The dog knows when
to stop scratching."
"How do you keep your violin from getting stolen? - Put it in a viola case."
On conductors: "What is the difference between a bull and an orchestra -
The bull has the horns in the front and the ass in the back."
"Two fleas were talking about their travels one day. "I went to the symphony
last night. I hitched a ride in the conductor's beard and stayed there for
awhile. Things were great until the end of the first movement when I fell
out and landed in the soloists cleavage. That was OK, nice and warm and all,
but in the third movement she got all worked up and started to sweat. I ended
up sliding down between her legs. I decided to just stay put and have a nap.
What I don't get is when I woke up I was in the conductor's beard again."
' Seems that many of us have heard that last one before in one form or another?
On this one, I pass. Sorry