So on Friday night I had another gig at Alliance Francaise.
Unlike the one before, where I only sang for about 10 minutes, this was really a chamber recital of 50 minutes of music for soprano, viola, cello, and accordion. Did I mention it was much more difficult? And we only had one rehearsal plus an hour and half before the show?
Anyway, we did a great job, even if I did keep running out of breath in the last number (I was so relieved that the second last number went well that I think I forgot to breathe). The lyrics for the second set of songs were all poems by children in either the Alliance Francaise French programs or the Toronto French school system, and a number of the CUTEST POETS EVER were in the audience. You could tell which child’s poem it was because that’s when their parents picked up the camera and started taping. (We should really use a different verb for digitally recording video, since there’s no tape involved whatsoever.)
Anyway. I had all of Saturday off. I decided not to practice to rest my voice. So this is what I did:
– watched “Inside Job”
– made bagels
– posted bagel recipe
– finished a pair of slippers I was knitting
– cleaned the bathroom, as I am following this list
– answered 2 emails
– played “Plants vs Zombies” and beat it for a second time
And that was it. It was awesome.