Without love,

life is a journey through a desert. John Miller

Make like a lover and “KISS THE WALL!!!!”

Posted by thesinger on January 14, 2008

It was pretty bad this evening at our first Messiah rehearsal. Neal told story after story after story after story after story after story (repeat ad nauseum). . . Then he would “very patiently” explain just exactly what we had done wrong. Then we would hear about his new weight loss program, or the way his son doesn’t know how to service a car, or how he’s dropping Mountain Dew from his diet. Then perhaps we would run a section of music. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. . .

And then you’re done with rehearsal and you didn’t get nearly as far as you think you could have.

Oh, you’re probably wondering what the kiss the wall part has to do with it. Well, it has to do with the shape of your lips as you sing. You are supposed to project your sound with pursed lips and attempt to “kiss the opposite wall with your lips.” This is especially true for basses, but also true for everybody. . . Is that lame or what?

thesinger

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12 Responses to “Make like a lover and “KISS THE WALL!!!!””

  1. Kevin said

    yikes… is that scary or what?

  2. Heidi said

    yeah that was interesting…
    Then he went on to say, “maybe that’s why I’m such a good kisser.” what a nut.
    lol and then also that old lady was like, “it’s that tenor boy in the green shirt, he is good!!” Then we all look back and there’s three of you tenor guys in a row with green shirts. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I could really hear you on your parts…wow, you’re good, keep it up!

  3. very interesting, indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Cathy & Gerald said

    Gerald says, “He was there back in my days. Some people never die!”
    Thanks for the laughter.

  5. That’s…interesting! Hmmm…so I’m supposed to look like I’m actively smooching, with an open mouth, the opposite wall while I’m singing? That’s like, so, you know, wrong!

  6. Jewel said

    John, you have perfectly captured that… umm, well, shall we say, interesting and somewhat painful evening! Nice job.

  7. wildflowerdays said

    hey–just remembered i was going to sing is Messiah this year. goodness…where’s my brain? maybe i’m still traumatized from the soprano issues of 20 years ago last time i sang??

  8. thesinger said

    It will be much better this year. (cough) I do think you would enjoy it. . .

  9. billybobby said

    Looks like someone is taking him seriously. http://sandraramos.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/random-facts/#comment-450

  10. thesinger said

    Ah, funny. VERY FUNNY. . . ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. oooh nooo!! lol, i can’t get over this! oh dear!

  12. thesinger said

    I have to admit, it fits just a little too well in about every aspect. . . Very hilarious.

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