Monday, August 20, 2012

Uncultured Swine

The last several months have been a whirlwind for me.  Early morning and late nights have meant very little "me" time, with my mind and body suffering for it.  I finally got a chance to catch my breath last night for about an hour while my wife and daughters were having a salon night at home working on their hair.

Flipping through the channels, I happened to catch the PBS replay of the Ernani opera at the Metropolitan Opera House.  Now, I've never been to an opera, but I'm not exactly a stranger to classical opera-style signing.  Having taken voice lessons from an opera vocal coach (never really followed through after the first semester), I know that it takes a lot of effort on top of talent to make it.

So, I briefly watched the opera, and listened to the actors perform their parts after years of training and months of rehearsal.

As they sang of love and murder plots, I marveled at their talent and kept coming back to the same thought.

"I have a structured settlement and I need cash now!"

I am so sorry.

4 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

I also took a couple semesters of voice while pursuing a music degree, and I can't really stand opera. It's an amazing thing to develop one's voice to that degree, but I don't want to hear the results.

I'd say "so sue me", but perhaps this is the wrong venue for that remark. :)

Auntie J said...

Now I have that stuck in my head. Thanks so much.

I'm a truly rare voice type (I'm a contralto), so opera has never really been my cup of tea, mostly because I can't sing along with the women like a good girl. Nope, I can freak out men by hitting notes in the bass clef. (That's fun!)

Even among my own personal music, you'll rarely find solo female voices. There's almost always a guy in the mix that I can sing along with. And if there's not...well, I must really like the song.

TOTWTYTR said...

It's an ear worm, indeed. I'd also guess that it follows my rule of advertising;

"The better the commercial, the worse the product or service being sold."

Anonymous said...

If you're the "Lawyer with th Gun" ....you must be " Billy Gunn".
We heard about Toronto and Shand.
So, one's into explosives, and the other 's into guns?
That's the " CUNTRY".