24. September 2009 · Comments Off on Dialogue in English · Categories: Opera, Videos

I just read that San Francisco Opera’s The Abduction From The Seraglio is sung in German with dialogue in English. Opera San José did Magic Flute this way, and I remember some people criticized this. Well … if SF Opera can do it, I no longer feel the need to be so defensive. 😉

(We don’t go to this particular opera for quite some time yet. I’m really looking forward to it; OSJ has never done this opera.)

24. September 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I nevr sounded good on the oboe, mom spent 1400 dallors for nothing. Oh well

(Of course if she spent only $1400 the oboe may not worth anything either. Sigh.)

You all know how I constantly recommend being cautious with internet postings, yes? I guess burglar Jonathan G. Parker didn’t read my blog.

Jonathan G. Parker, 19 was one burglar who could multi-task.

After breaking into a Martinsburg, West Virginia house and stealing 2 diamonds rings worth more than $3500, he had enough time to use the victim’s computer to Google “best escape routes”.

If that’s not enough, he also logged into his Facebook profile and updated his Facebook status that read,

“OMG LOLZ brkin into sum1s house!”

Well, guess what? He forgot to log off his account. Talking about smart. Not only did he get himself into trouble, he also indirectly exposed his accomplice who happened to be a mutual friend of Parker and the victim (yes that’s how he was found out).

Parker faces 1 to 10 years of Facebook-less imprisonment.

(I read it here and I must admit I can’t help but wonder if this is a true story … can someone really be that stupid?)