Guess what! If I get this job, I will be moving to New York City!! That's right, the Big Apple! Home of the Yankees, the Mets and the New Yorker!"How did this happen??" you ask? Well, let me tell you. While browsing some of the websites I regularly peruse, I came across this employment opportunity. These are the highlights, for those of you who hate clicking on links:
METROPOLITAN OPERA Announces the following vacancies: CHORISTERS: BASS or BARITONE SOPRANO (No Mezzo-Sopranos) Resume deadline Midnight [EST] on March 30th, 2010. Auditions to begin April 1st, 2010 until positions are filled HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ONLY
What luck! I'm the person they're looking for! I have the vocal range of a bass but sing more comfortably in a baritonal tessitura. Some would call me a bass-baritone. As a bass-baritone, the operatic roles I am suited for include Méphistophélès from Faust by Charles Gounod, Don Giovanni from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Figaro from The Marriage of Figaro, also by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I think the Metropolitan Opera will find this video to be an adequate audition. If they need me to drop in on April 1st to seal the deal, I can certainly repeat this performance. Although I generally reserve that day for more foolish behavior, I suppose I can get serious for a brief demonstration of my vocal prowess. I hope the job pays well. I hear those lofts in Manhattan can get pretty pricey!
My good friend Ted and I shot this video last May and I only just got around to editing it. I guess that's what happens when you don't have enough free time on your hands. Editing video takes a lot longer than one might assume, and time is never free. After I successfully edit a hilarious (or just bizarre) video such as the one below, people often accuse me of having too much free time or being bored to the point of creativity. I assure you that neither are true. I'm never bored, and I can never find enough time to complete all of the projects I undertake. Having said that, I'm sure you'll appreciate the following video even more.
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A year ago I was a guest on the classic music interview show, Eye On Music. I was pretty excited because as you probably know, Richard Bitterfeld has interviewed so many great musicians over the years. Everyone from Robert Smith to King Crimson to John Lennon to Mike Edwards has been a guest on the show. I've always held Richard Bitterfeld in the highest regard and considered his music knowledge to be comprehensive. That is, until I was a guest on his show. I guess when you've been doing interviews as long as he has, you're bound to have a few "off" days.
Y'all know I got mad skillz when it comes to def tambo beatz.