July 20th, 2006


Received from a Co-Worker

Sometimes, instead of spam, you get neat stuff like this in your email:

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Pass it on!

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
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Sing with Me, Sing for the Years

Voice Lesson #5: Today we worked on some Ludchen exercises, and then we began to work on Simon & Garfunkel's "The Dangling Conversation."

It's a good song, with exquisite lyrics and a good range, going from high to low, which makes it enjoyable for me to sing. The problem is, I sing it the way Paul Simon sings it, which is not how my teacher wants me to sing it. She wants me to draw the vowels out more.

It's also being brought home to me how timid a singer I am. I am used to singing in public places or in places where there are other people nearby. I don't want to disturb them, so I sing quietly and hold my voice in. So now, I've decided to practice outside, just to get used to throwing my voice's weight around, to get accustomed to releasiing the full power of it. I can belt it out like Pat Benatar if I really try, but I usually don't try. At this rate, though, I think the timidity will prevent me from singing at my best, so it has to go. I let it go during the lesson, while singing "The Dangling Conversation," and it felt good. So out it goes.

My instructor's two cats are named Bina and Snickers. Bina is a patchwork calico, and Snickers is a darker cat. Poor Bina gets hit with the spritzer a lot. (g)

Songs I'd Like to Learn How to Sing:
1. "The Dangling Conversation"
2. "Ubi Caritas" from the Celtic Spirit album
3. "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar
4. "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady
5. Anything by Hildegard of Bingen

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