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Monday, February 21, 2005

Thoughts on the Day

Hunter S. Thompson is dead. Killed himself yesterday. Great loss.
Sandra Dee and John Raitt are also dead. Sympathies to Bonnie and the rest of John's Family.

Spent the day teaching and rehearsing. Hoping the voice is completely back to normal by the time Madame Z gets here next week.

Tomorrow is my 41st birthday.

My mom is in the hospital and not feeling so well today. Kidney infection. Warm thoughts and prayers on her behalf are appreciated.

Long day tomorrow. Six students and a recital to attend. Helios program needs to get done and I need to start seeking out donations for the wine auction.


Sunday, February 20, 2005

I know, I know, I need to write more.

So, since bloggers are taking over the world of journalism, undoing TV anchors, making and breaking political candidates, etc. etc, why, you ask, am I such a sporadic blogger. Well, the answer is pretty simple. I'm a busy guy, and I write anywhere from 750-5500 words a day for publication as it is. And writing is my hobby for Chrissakes.

Nonetheless, there are a few interesting things happening in my life if any of you, my dear and loyal readers indeed care. First, my mom is in the hospital. She's doing better, but she got a nasty little kidney infection which laid her up for a few days. She's expected to be out by Tuesday. Tuesday, by the way is the forty-first anniversiary of my debut on the planet. Cards, well wishes, presents and such are always welcome.

We just finished recording the Durufle Requiem and the Widor Double Organ Mass at Incarnation. CDs are due out in the fall. The sessions were pretty damned good if I do say so myself, so it should be a good disc.

Helios has two concerts this weekend, and then in early March, Madame Z comes back to town to teach lessons and such. It's always a pleasure to have her around and I am eternally grateful to Bob and Patsy Brooks for all of their help in making my little creative event life happen. I couldn't do it without them.

The Anglican Primates meet to talk about gay people again. I am sure that the right asshole James Stanton of Dallas will have another homophobic field day with this one.

Well, that's about all the news for the moment. My computer is locking up on me and it's time to reboot. What a piece of crap. Time for a new machine.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Some news

Been a long time since I posted, so here are some updates from the life of this tenor.

Was sick for two weeks with the creeping crud and subsequent laryngitis. Finally close to normal singing again after almost a month. Grrr.

New music to check out: The Duhks, a fantastic acoustic band from Canada. Their new record came out yesterday, and it is beyond fantastic. Produced by Bela Fleck, not to be missed!!!

Come hear me sing!!!!! On Saturday the 12th, I will be singing in a small group concert with the Dallas Bach Society. Rep is English and Italian Love madrigals in honor of Valentine's day.

Sad loss to music this week, when Karl Haas, ubiquitous host of "Andventures in Good Music" radio program died at the age of 91. Karl did lots to turn people on to great music. His warm humor will be sadly missed.

Hope everyone out there in blogger land is ok. Stay healthy and don't catch this crap that's going round!