Sunday, February 21, 2010

Up from the Diamonds

Friday night my choir performed at the Fourteen Karat Cafe. On Fridays I'm usually too wiped out to stay up late, so I had no idea people had so much fun on Friday nights!

The cafe is in a dark basement downtown with about 20 candlelit tables and a small stage in the corner. The show began at 9:45 with a collection of 3-second film clips of people saying "let's get out of here". That was followed by a stripping contortionist accompanied by accordion.

Then we went on stage and performed "Skipping through the Mall", "Tell That to the President", "As Soon as I Get Home" and "You've Just Met Gary". It was the best audience we ever sang for; they were so into it! What kick in the pants!

On the opposite side of the spectrum, this afternoon I went to the Rite of Election at the Cathedral. I love the variety in my life!

I got home in time to go running around the lake for the first time since the blizzards. There's a whole stand of evergreens that fell down in the snow, they smelled so nice, like Christmas.

Friday, February 19, 2010

DMC Performance

Well, well. Hello family, friends and all ye nosy folk. My choir is singing tonight at the 14Karat Cabaret!

Can't wait!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dumping Snow in the Harbor

After our two snow storms, they've begun dumping snow into the Inner Harbor. There's a line-up of dump trucks waiting to relieve themselves into water.

The water is packed with floating snow, rising and falling with the waves.

Watching the snow slide into the water was an impressive sight.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Intermission between Snowpocalypses

During this brief lull between the blizzards, it has given me time to ponder the strange behavior of Marylanders during snow storms. I'll admit that they are predicting a serious storm tonight and last weekends snow was quite heavy, as evidenced by this fallen tree:

But c'mon, it's been three days; dig out your car already! Especially if your car says, "I'm delivering flowers, be right back!"

Even the robins are in on the madness. Not only could this fellow not be bothered to migrate, he seems to be waiting in the tree in my front yard for me to shovel his nest out. Ain't happening, dude.

Grocery shopping before (or between) storms takes the cake. What's with the mad rush on milk and toilet paper? Does snow accumulation cause people to crave dairy products? Do people wipe more often during blizzards? Or perhaps they are covering their driveway with toilet paper so they can just lift the snow away instead of shoveling. I hope they are using two-ply paper.

As you can see, the shelves are looking pretty bleak. There were no eggs or butter left and the sauerkraut case was empty, too. Huh? It reminds me of being in Micronesia when the delivery boat hadn't been around for a few months.

It looks like I won't be going to work all week. I guess I'll go drink some milk.

Monday, February 08, 2010

What in the World?

I found these pictures on a website. Huh? I had nothing to do with these posters, but apparently someone designed them and hung them up in Bolton Hill last November. That's MY CHOIR they're advertising!

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Snow? Snow snow ... snow!

Snow snow snow.

Snow snow snow, snow. Snow!

Snow snow snow snow.

Snow? Snow.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Performance Shots

I've been lax about my performances for the past few months. Here is me under the marquis for The Dan Meyer Choir performance "All That & a Bag of Chips" on January 24 at the Hamilton Arts Collective.

Back in December, Roxi and I performed in the lobby of Center Stage before two Friday evening performances.

My music is all over town!