This past Sunday the New England Patriots played in an important football game of some sort. (Okay, okay, I like baseball, not football. I have no idea what made the game important; I just know lots of people watched it.) Unfortunately for musically-inclined football fans, the same afternoon also held an orchestra concert. From my seat in the first violins I noticed a trombone player with an ear bud in one ear, the cord dangling down into his lap. And I realized that this gentleman was listening to the game on the radio while he played his trombone in the concert.
Talk about multi-tasking.