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Flick-ing By

Time is flick-ering by without much movie watching going on. I was watching movies while working out on the treadmill, but with better weather I haven’t used the treadmill much. More movie-watching in my future no doubt — bad weather … Continue reading

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Fiorello and the Barber of Seville

I sang the role of Fiorello plus the Officer in the Longwood Opera production of The Barber of Seville in November 2012 (how time flies). The roles were edited a bit to account for the fact that there was no … Continue reading

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BBC Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

I have been watching a number of the BBC Television’s Shakespeare series and just finished watching The Merchant of Venice. My expectation coming into watching the play were that it would be very non-politically correct in regard to its treatment … Continue reading

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My Singing Career – Fall 2011 edition

I sang in Longwood Opera’s La Boheme. It was fun. New and interesting experiences were had. Nice job by Scotty, Maestro Brody, the singers, and the rest of the crew that made it happen. Highlight: Sol Kim Bently’s Mimi. The … Continue reading

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Replacing a Kohler toilet’s fill valve and etc

My Kohler toilet is installed under a “banjo” counter top such that when the fill valve needs to be replaced, the toilet has to be removed. Sigh. I like the extra counter space, but this is the price. Some notes … Continue reading

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Summer Thoughts

It’s been awhile since I posted. I have a backlog of movies to write up as part of my great movies journey, so I haven’t been idle in terms of pursuing that goal – just doing the write-ups. I coordinated … Continue reading

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Quickie Game Reviews: Fable 3, The Witcher 2

Fable 3: Simple, fun action/adventure game that would be perfect for a 12-15 year old if it weren’t for the language and sex. 4.5 of 5. The Witcher 2: Might be the rich, deep RPG it claims to be, but … Continue reading

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Newton Choral Society Concert: Mozart Sunday Vespers, Haydn Nicolai Mass

I sang with the Newton Choral Society for a number of years – it was great fun. I now enjoy going to their concerts – although I don’t get to sing, I don’t have to schlep the risers afterwards! This … Continue reading

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NEC – Prologue to Ariadne auf Naxos + Dido and Aeneas

Saturday night I saw the NEC (New England Conservatory) Opera Department’s spring opera double-bill, the Prologue from Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (in English) and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Ariadne is an interesting opera with lots of wonderful music. But, it … Continue reading

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Handel & Hayden Society – Mozart’s Requiem

I love Mozart’s Requiem, although it is not exactly Mozart’s. Still, it is a wonderful piece of music – and a lot of fun to sing. The ending is a bit of a let-down, but you can’t have everything. As … Continue reading

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