Thursday, May 26, 2016
K-8 choir starting 4th grade. First solo 4th boy sop. Voice never broke just moved down through the parts.
Elite Church Choir 6-12. Various parts.
Elite High School A Capella Choir. One of two freshmen admitted.
Highlight: Memorial Day concert ending with Faure Requiem. Due to intense programming no applause was requested. At the end the audience filed out in complete science.
Stanford All University Chorus 4 years undergrad, 2 years Grad. Good chorus nothing special
Five years not singing due to heavy travel for work but something definitely missing.
New York Choral Society. Top non-professional choir in NYC. Frequent performances with visiting orchestras, Beethoven 9th, Mahler 2nd , Handel Messiah repertoire pieces. Chorus 1971 to 1979. On working board 1972 to 1979. Normal venue Carnegie Hall. We performed almost all of the Choral Standards including the big 5 Requiems and the usual Masses.
· Beethoven Missa Solemnis under Roger Wagner, Bob DeCormier, and Robert Shaw.
· Kodali Kallo Dances and Martinu Military Mass under DeCormier
· Chorus for the Peter, Paul and Mary Chanukah-Holiday concert which was later televised as a PBS Special. Look for the guy with the fake snow piling up on his tux.
· Bernstein Chichester Psalms under Maestro Bernstein.
San Francisco Choral Society. A top tier non-professional symphonic Chorus in San Francisco Bay area. Bass 1998-2005. Tenor 2006-present. Performs standard choral repertory with emphasis on newer music. With an annual warhorse in Davies Symphony Hall
· David Lang Battle Hymns: W/C Premier with active chorus, dance and children’s choir.
· Stacy Garrop Terra Nostra: World Premier of her Modern Oratorio.
Started voice lessons for tenor soloist training 2013 with Brian Thorsett, then with Greg Wait. For the past year I have been working with Lee Strawn.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
As people gather play the Second movement of Bruch's third violin concerto (Arcado by preference) to include sister Janet as part of the celebration. Encourage the who, what composer, etc speculation. No spoilers from those in the know. After the third movement resolves the second, someone should tell the story of Janet and I having to leave home frustrated and Janet calling her friend at the radio station for the ID of the out of print vinyl. J'Carlin kept a long vigil till the CD set we just listened to was reissued ADD.
No podium speeches, but encourage everyone to tell a neighbor a story about J'Carlin that was important for them.
After a bit of chatter a music break including the Intuit and Kyrie from the Faure Requiem, the Bogoroditse from Rachmaninoff Vespers, and "Don't Stand by my Grave and Weep" from Rob Paterson's Eternal Reflections If a choir I have been a member of would like to organize a celebratory group for the Faure and Rachmaninoff I would request that the ususal gig fee be paid to the director and accompaniest. If Kevin and Alex would sing Amazing Grace for their usual gig fee it would be nice. A reading from "Thinking on the blue roads" would be nice. http://jcarlinbl.blogspot.com/ Kevin might read his post #4 from http://www.beliefnet.com/boards/message_list.asp?pageID=1&discussionID=252718&messages_per_page=16 he speaks for both of us. Order and breaks ad lib.
When the food and drinks start someone should start a musical wine glass chorus in Celebration of Dorothy's 80th. That should get enough stories started to make everyone enjoy the party.
I would like to continue Janet's tradition of distributing cremains to people who will take them to meaningful places. Including the Mist trail at Yosemite. If possible including them in a small bonfire in the Desolation Wilderness and the John Muir Trail. Scattering them "Leave no trace" with the fire ashes. Also some blown into the Mississippi from a bridge in Minneapolis to join Mom, Dad Janet, and anyone else who might care to join us.
Note: Blog is CC3 If anyone wants to use this as a template for a Life Celebration modify at will.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
From an unknown email meme. Courtesy Paul Carrubba
Economics in a nutshell.
Economics in a nutshell.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
... are coed accessible. Properly designed any public multi-person restroom and locker room has latchable doors on the toilets and changing/shower stalls. Making the partitions full length would be a trivial modification. Even men don't like foot tapping under the usual partial partition. Partitioned urinals generally need no doors although a few would be nice for the drop drawers men and women that choose them for urination. All women know that men pee standing up and leering at mens' hip pockets is a generally unsatisfactory experience for all genders. Cutting a door between the men's side and the women's side would provide equal access to the toilets and showers and equalize the lines at intermissions and breaks. The men's side and the women's side would still be different in the vanity area, reflecting the usually different grooming needs, and the usual sloppiness of men whose mothers don't follow them around to clean up.
In a mixed facility the good guys could at least in theory protect all from the bad guys however they were dressed. In general a bigger group is safer than a smaller one and a predator alarm could be built in on both sides as in slack times sexes would still normally segregate. Ladies rooms are social, mens rooms are not.
Human society is ultimately organized into tribes once local and generally related. Disruptions such as war, famine, predatory tribes, and recently industrialization have dispersed tribes but religion and ethnicity have maintained tribes as a primary source of social support and traditional values. A more recent disruption has been the availability of of higher education and the teaching of rational thinking to a broad range of people both economically and religiously. The religions are trying to keep their teachings in their higher education institutions, but staying competitive means teaching STEM and philosphical reasoning which are inimicable to blind belief and ethnic solidarity. Therefore tribes are stratifying more on educational attainments and less on traditional values. These stratifications create new tribal groups for which the concept of Social Support Group or SSG is more general and descriptive as it may include traditional tribal values as well as educational stratification.