16. December 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Coronation Mass Rehearsal, performance Sunday

2 rehearsals, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

Christmas Cantata Rehearsal, performance Christmas Eve

16. December 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

My dear sister (Hi Carolyn!) asked me if I’d really like to be a sound level meter. That might seem like an odd question, unless you read an earlier blog post I wrote. Heh.

No, I didn’t really mean I wanted to be a sound meter! I meant to write I would really like a sound meter. It is funny what I wrote though. Made me laugh anyway!

But seriously … if you see typos here, feel free to let me know! Readers have occasionally let me know when I get my facts wrong … so have at it with typos too! :-)

Don’t ya just wonder about the writers of some songs? I mean … they just know how to express themselves. They state things plainly. They, in fact, hammer those things in your head.

Here, let me give you my “lyrics for the moment” as an example:

No time, no time, no time, no time
No time, no time, no time, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no,
no-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no time
I got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time
Got no time, got no time

Wow. So insightful, yes?

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, when I teach two students but I have TIME. Time can be a good thing.

Quotes on time:

Time heals all wounds. (Yeah. Right.)

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of. -Benjamin Franklin

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. -C. S. Lewis

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. -Douglas Adams

.. we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless. – Paul Bowles

Meanwhile, if you need some happy reading, you can check out this article about that symphony full of content musicians and a conductor who always get along. ;-) (Thanks, Jeannette!)