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burping bedpost

burping bedpost  n.— «“The bassoon is one of the unsung heroes of the orchestra,” said Stanbery, who is also a bassoon player. “It’s sometimes called “a burping bedpost,” but we prefer to refer to it as the ‘king of...

Dad

Dad  n.— «Highlights were as plentiful as notes he extracted from his acoustic guitar. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me” struck a nerve, especially when he explained that “Dad” was shorthand for Baghdad the same way “Nam” was short for Vietnam...

karaoke musical

karaoke musical  n.— «Instead of Paul Simon and Randy Newman, who tried and struck out, kitschmeisters like Elton John and Frank Wildhorn have stepped in. And the much-despised “karaoke” musical has put down commercial roots...

hard ticket

hard ticket  n.— «Most country artists, even many of the ones who score big radio hits, perform on what is known as the “soft ticket” market, meaning venues such as casinos and fairs, where crowds will gather regardless of the...

soft ticket

soft ticket  n.— «Most country artists, even many of the ones who score big radio hits, perform on what is known as the “soft ticket” market, meaning venues such as casinos and fairs, where crowds will gather regardless of the...

run-out concert

run-out concert  n.— «In modern parlance, this was a classic “run-out” concert: a performance that took the orchestra…away from home base only long enough to make music and quickly leave town.» —“Riding the rail to...