Monday, June 19, 2017

What Does the Fox Say?

This came up on facebook, and it made me laugh just as much as the first time I saw it. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reflections on rejection

"Why is it so important that we all be humiliated, with such ingenuity and at such great expense?  We never thought we were such hot stuff in the first place."
–Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, February 13, 2017

Genie: It Ain't Necessarily So....

I meant to post this over the summer, but I forgot. I had been preparing to play Porgy & Bess for the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre when I was suddenly reminded of the Genie's song from Disney's Aladdin (featuring Robin Williams)--in the middle of It Ain't Necessarily So.  Now I am playing an orchestral suite from P&B and I am again reminded of the similarities.  See for yourself if you hear what I hear (mostly in the "ba-da--doo, waaa, waaa!).


Sunday, February 12, 2017

I am convincing myself that buying those awesome Ray Ban sunglasses at Nordstrom Rack is also supporting a store after criticism from the commander in chief.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Not so bad, after all...

I have to say, if you have to report for jury duty, the Santa Monica Courthouse is not a bad place to do it.  Assuming you can dodge serving on a 2-month trial, of course (whew!).  Not a bad lunch break: