Or, if you're really going low-tech, paper bags!
I am so late to the party here that no one even remembers there was a party, but I've been meaning to watch this show forever and, well. Pandemic bingeing, need I say more? I've finished 6 episodes of S1 and now Prime is having itself a little nutty and refusing to show me E7-E10, so I thought I'd take a few deep breaths and come over here for a while. I'm an amateur musician myself, and play in a community band. Our season has been canceled due to COVID, and I miss it SO MUCH. We're all in it for the fun, but musicians gotta musician, so there is still plenty of drama over the kid who waltzed in out of nowhere and sat her butt in the first chair flute's seat, and the crazy French horn guy who mutters under his breath the entire rehearsal, and the trumpet player who wears the same outfit every rehearsal (which inexplicably consists of short-overalls with a Tigger hat...and I don't mean a ball cap with Tigger on it, I mean a hat in the shape of Tigger)...I miss my friends 🙂
I actually read Blair Tindall's book earlier this year, and found it a peculiar mix of dull and eyeroll-inducing. She claims she never meant to write a tell-all, but I'm not buying it. She knew exactly what she was doing, and I finished the book disliking her. I fell down an internet rabbit hole this morning and discovered that she was actually married to Bill Nye the Science Guy for a hot minute back in 2005. There's a WHOLE lot of drama surrounding that union: He contacted her out of the blue after reading the book, proposed after just a few months, then "surprised" her with a very public wedding officiated by Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life. Yo-Yo Ma played her down the aisle. Things went to pot 2 months later when they were notified by the state of California that their marriage license was invalid, for reasons that have not been disclosed. In the meantime they had bought a house together -- both names on the mortgage, but his $$ for the downpayment -- and she allegedly took a big financial hit trying to extricate herself from that. I kind of lost track of all of the legal wrangling, but at one point Bill had 2 restraining orders against her for allegedly stalking and for pouring weed killer on the roses in the garden of the house they used to share. There seems to be some crazy on both sides of the equation, honestly.
Back to the show, though, I'm a flute/piccolo, so of course I watch Union Bob carefully during orchestra scenes. Wikipedia says he's the piccolo player, but I've only seen him with a picc in his hand once, in the 1812 scene ("This humidity is warping my wood!"). Later in the same scene we see him with a flute (which of course makes sense, because we double all the time), but the case he was clutching when they arrived at the empty lot wasn't big enough to hold both a flute and picc. Sigh. At least he holds the damn thing correctly; I can't count how many times I've seen people in media holding a flute out to the left.
Heading back to Amazon to see if Prime has gotten over its snit...