Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Food For Your Soul

How to sing like a planet (Article from www.sfgate.com)

My Stroke of Insight (Video from TED.com)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Sopranos

Another idea that has been running around in my mind is that of putting on operas with casts of all women, in the sort of style as men sometimes do and certainly did for a great part of theatre history. There are SO many more female singers than male ones that the world is overrun with talented women singers who have no one to hire them. What about doing La Boheme with an all female cast? How crazy would that be? Not so crazy if you ask me.

Entrepreneurialism

Over the years I have had a number of entrepreneurial ideas running through my head. Susan probably remembers that period of time in which I was totally serious about starting an artist's co-op -- a Victorian house with a great living room space in which we could give recitals, with many rooms on upper floors which could be used to give music lessons and such. I was thinking about that again today. It seems like a great idea, but I think it would require some major investors. I have also thought lately that somebody should start a business of sleep pod cafes or just sell the sleep pods to businesses so their employees can take a nap in the middle of the day (and boost productivity). Obvious reasons led me to think of that idea... Zzzzz... One idea I would really like to work on seriously, though, is writing for and getting grants to put on vocal recitals (of new music and/or old music...). The latest incarnation of this idea involves getting the grant money to totally cover all artist expenses and then using all ticket sales at the event to benefit people in need -- one or more charities, including homeless shelters, women's shelters, orphanages, etc. I seem to have no shortage of ideas, but unfortunately I don't have a clue about how to put my ideas into action.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

Nashira!



I can't believe I haven't posted a picture of Nashira yet. Isn't she sweet? :-)

Softies!




I made these silly things. Can you believe it? I had lots of help from Jennie on the "party cake" on the left.