Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Back on the Left Coast

Just a quick note to say that I made it to Portland. I’m trying to stay up until 10:30 or so, but I am exhausted! This weekend was long and crazy, with a day trip to Boston, auditions in NYC on either side of said trip, packing (which I hate, we all know this…), and getting the apartment into sublettor shape. (DS, a colleague from Tanglewood, will be staying in my little nest while in town for auditions.) And then on the trip today, my iPod froze up and I can’t revive it. Very, very uncool.

Hmm. I was going to post a picture of my little Christmas set-up here in my hotel room, but I realized I left the cable for my camera at home. Maybe I’ll get one with my phone in the daylight.

Sleep now, breakfast with CT the DT tomorrow morning, then rehearsal at 2:00! I’m so excited, ready to get back to work. Singing with an orchestra again! Fun! The extra/forgotten aria from the Messiah is in good shape, and I’m really looking forward to singing the Magnificat trio (“Suscepit Israel”). I’ll write tomorrow about the strangeness of the soprano-baritone duet; bonus points to any music-geeky reader who can guess what I’m going to say!


barmaljova said...

I just heard a great iPod revival tip (this is only for hard drive based iPods - so not for Nanos or iShuffle) - put your iPod in a freezer for a few hours! If it's a hard drive issue, that might fix it.

My friend's iPod stopped working after she dropped it one too many times, and all the Apple support people told her it's hopeless. Then someone gave her this tip, and voila! her iPod is working again!

Alas, that won't help my iPod - it was stolen a few days ago :(

Judd said...

Hey AC, while you're in Portland, you've got to check out my friend's family restaurant, Andina. It's supposed to be amazing.

Have a great trip!

Amn.eris said...

I am just curious to know...what is this forgotten aria from the Messiah?

ACB said...

Amn.eris, it's only forgotten in the sense that I forgot to learn it! Until two weeks ago, that is... =]

Judd, thanks for the tip! I'm right in the Pearl district, and it seems like there is a LOT of good food around, not to mention shopping... eek!

And thanks, Ljova, might be worth a try!

What? No ideas on the Bach trivia?!

Anonymous said...

Well, don't leave us hanging, what's the strange thing about the Bach?

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