Say 'Middle Ceeeeee!'

to clear up any awkwardness…

This website was conceived and created in a spirit of fun and out of a love for classical music.

You know how sometimes your older brother, whom you admire to bits, sometimes embarrasses you a little by wearing those ridiculous plaid pants with the orange knee patch? You still have a lot of respect for his intellect and kindness and general awesomeness as a human being, but you can’t help laughing at how awkward he looks whenever he wears them?

This blog is kind of like that.

Inclusion in this blog in no way constitutes a statement about a person’s musical abilities, technique, expressiveness, virtuosity, depth, or any other aspect of their talent. Many of the musicians pictured on this site are performers that we admire, adore, even swoon over. Just not in certain unfortunate awkward photos.

Most pictures here are not linked to the musicians’ web page, the photographer’s web page, or other identifying page. That’s because the idea here isn’t to be mean or to badmouth people. It’s all in fun, remember?

In other words:

(Shakespeare’s, to be specific)

If we shadows hath offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here,
While these visions did appear;
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend.
If you pardon, we will mend.

Fair Use

Due to the social nature of this site, it may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit, to those who have expressed a prior interest in participating in a community of individuals interested in awkward classical music photos, for comment and nonprofit educational purposes. For more information go to: If you, as a member of the community, wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

As described at 17 U.S.C. Section 107:

“…the fair use of a copyrighted work… for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”

If you want to ask us to add a photo credit and/or link to any image, please contact us.

Blog Comments

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to:

1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually

This policy is subject to change at any time.


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One response

  1. You need to check out the bass clarinet photo currently making rounds on FB.. “Batman Begins To Play the Bass Clarinet”… BY Clariperu

    November 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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