03. May 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: Opera, Ramble

Carmen is probably fighting with another factory girl. She’s about to seduce Don José. And my opera pals are in the pit, making music.

I am not.



  1. I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but she (Carmen) died yesterday, at the hands of her ex. I know, it’s shocking – sorry to have to be the bearer of bad tidings. If you’d only been there, perhaps you could’ve saved her.

    We missed you! (Kyle did a fine job, though) It was sub city yesterday; a lot of folks were out for the California symphony dress. A couple of horns, trumpet, trombones, principal oboe, clarinets, 2nd bassoon, various strings…it didn’t feel like the usual end of the season goodbye to all our friends, since many of them weren’t there in the first place!

    I hope you are feeling better, my friend.

  2. Thanks, dk!

    I’m doing better, but my ears are still a mess. I still can’t even bit my nails (horrors!) because it hurts my ears.

    But I’ll be there tonight … and we’ll see how it goes. (I’ll probably have to wear earplugs.)