Thursday, August 21, 2008

12 Tone Hits

My teacher just sent me the link to this little gem. Hilarious!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Siegfried Jerusalem

The other day in the car my good friend Jamison Walker pulled out one of his Great Tenor CDs and played Siegfried Jerusalem singing "In Fernem Land" from Wagner's Lohengrinn. I have seen DVDs of him singing smaller roles in Wagner Operas, but had never really heard him sing. I was completely blown away, and have been seeking out every bit of him singing that I can find. He has everything that I wish more Wagner singers had. There is so much vibrancy in his sound, and it is so consistent! It is possible to sing beautifully legato and still have power.

For his wikipedia article, CLICK HERE.

Here is a sample of him singing Sigmund's aria:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Me in Flickr pictures

At my wife's suggestion and for just a little fun I did a fun mosaic using Flickr pictures. Here's how you do it:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker. Choose 3 columns with 4 rows.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name. (kid version: favorite animal?)
I used the "kid version" here because my flickr name brought NO results....imagine that...what would you expect to find under eaaheh?!

And here is mine:

1. Eric in the "blue room", 2. Nachos, 3. Concerned Lion, 4. __IR_Cachoeira__, 5. Scralett Johansson Cinderella Leibovitz, 6. Raspberry Bomb, 7. Great Dixter, 8. Apple Pie, 9. Neuschwanstein @ night, 10. Eternal Family, 11. I Spy Sky Eyes, 12. Savoir Vivre... hmmmmmm

Why don't you try it?