28. July 2010 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

can i just be you, Albrecht Mayer?

Just sharing some of the comments I’ve received recently that were clearly spam. They never appear in the comments section (I have to approve comments unless they are from a previous poster), but I occasionally go through the huge file of comments that WordPress thinks are spam. (I do sometimes come across a legit comment, which is why I attempt to go through all comments when possible. Today, though, I was at over 300 spam comments so I didn’t check each one. So sorry if I trashed yours by mistake! Please let me know if something you wrote is missing!):

  • i love the smell of fresh air in the morning. it is so rejuvenation.-.*
  • Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in actuality, the four acts of the mirthful opera known as the freshness, and they pass like bubbles of a grit of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a entire fool.
  • I didn’t quite get the point this to begin with. But when I checked it out a fourth time, it all became clear. Thanks for the thought. Absolutely something to spend some time on. (this one is funny because the link looks to go to a freelance proofreader site)
  • my favorite game is Armored Core 4 ,I would like some suggestions for similar games thanks. I have a X360 box.
  • Are there any other sites that gives free sample products and some other free stuffs?`–
  • now, i am suffering from bad indigestion and sometimes it is painful too.”.’
  • Great! But I my own views myself. But I definitely support your right to think what you want.
  • marriage is great specially if you have found a very special someone that is beautiful both on the inside and outside.`”
  • I trust you would not mind if I put up a part of this site on my univeristy blog?
  • Great blog post, you deserve a free iPad: [URL deleted]
28. July 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

i play the oboe,which isn’t like a ‘be famous’ kind of instrument. its a ‘lets play in the school band instrument’ if you get it

28. July 2010 · Comments Off on Playing L’Elisir, Warming Up On Così · Categories: Opera, Some Assembly Required

I’m rather excited about this. So while I’m playing second oboe in Elixir, I’m usually warming up by playing the first oboe part of Così. Really. Gotta love that music! I’ve always loved Così. The overture is great fun for oboe. Ironically my favorite two arias are ones with no oboe. Go figure. But that’s okay; sitting there wrapping myself in the music is just fine by me.

Elixir is so fun, though, and when we begin the rehearsals my mind does switch over just fine. Donizetti is fun. I can’t say it’s close to as rich as Mozart, or as … well … incredible. But it’s fun. And fun is good. I currently feel a need for fun. I’ve been in worry mode, and I really enjoy the distraction of Elixir.