So church happened yesterday.
I seem to have more energy for the marathon of pre service rehearsals (instrumentalists, then choir), service itself, then post service choir rehearsal. Even so, I awake on Monday with the usual discouragement, introvert depression. Ah well. This too shall pass. I think that I prepared the choir well for its performance of “O Vos Omnes” by Victoria, utilizing vocaleses suggested by Frauke Haaseman in her invaluable book, “Voice Building for Choirs.” These seemed to me to help the sound of the choir. I also performed my postlude pretty well. It was a little Bach piece from the Orgelbuchlein (Mit Fried’ und Freud’ BWV 616). I wasn’t as happy with my performance of Healey Willan’s setting of this same tune for the prelude. But enough about that. Here’s some links from yesterday’s surfing:
Open Library seems to be a sort of wiki google books. By that I mean, it’s a collection of digital books and references to other books that can be edited by users. I didn’t explore it too much.
Some articles of interest in yesterday’s NYT:
Racing Time and Taliban to Rebuild in Pakistan by Sabrina Tavernise and Irfan Ashraf
Tehran Plans to Execute 3 Protesters of Election by Michael Slackman
The first is an in depth look at people trying desperately to survive in Pakistan, the second an example of extreme buy msj valium online uk injustice in Iran.
A third article struck me as difficult to believe: Debate Follows Bills to Remove Clotheslines Bans by Ian Urbina. Apparently communities across the US have rules that you can’t hang your wet clothes up on your own property. But never fear the federal government is going to protect this right soon. Don’t know what’s odder. The local communities ban or the need for such a federal law.
The Daily Beast had the “8 best moments from Sunday Talk shows” complete with what looked like the video snippets (I didn’t click on any of the videos) of such interest as Obama’s Communication Director Anita Dunn saying that when Obama appears on the network “he understands he’s not really going on it as a news network,” but “to debate the opposition.”
The “Litquake” is happening in San Fransisco. Let’s go! A friend recently told me that SF is one place (like NY and Ann Arbor) where she doesn’t feel out of place.
Pakistan has an online english newspaper called The News.
Think Progress points out that while McCain currently criticizes Obama for “muddling through Afghanistan” he himself is on a 2003 tape saying we should just “muddle through Afghanistan.”
commentary and link to McCain, Graham, Liebermen op-ed in WSJ.
Now I’m off to treadmill.