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Listening Party

I listened to the WFMT broadcast of our concert last night. There was a small party, five of the choir members, two spouses (spice?) and a daughter. It was very 1930s, all of us gathered around to listen to the radio, but there we were! We were radio stars! The music turned out even better than we'd thought, since we couldn't hear all the soloists from our positions.

And we discovered our choir's great superpower: the ability to make the Israeli national anthem sound like sex on a stick.

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elliska
Jun. 26th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
Sorry to be slow (hectic week). That is so cool you got to listen to your choir on the radio!

I am laughing at the last comment. I can't imagine any national anthem sounding that good. :-)
frenchpony
Jun. 26th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
The Israeli national anthem (flowing tune, minor mode) has more potential for sex-on-a-stick-ness than other anthems, but it's usually sung just as formally and as foursquare as other countries' major-mode marches. This was the only time I've ever heard it sound quite so . . . alluring.
ns_tulkas
Jun. 27th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
Now that's one hell of a superpower! Please make it here for independence day:)
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
Well, at least "Hatikvah" has the barest potential to sound like sex on a stick! Not all national anthems do. Certainly not "The Star-Spangled Banner," which somehow managed to evolve from a tune that any given middle-class British university fop could sing while falling-down drunk into a song that gets routinely butchered at baseball games and causes Tony Kushner to make snarky metaphors about. "The Star-Spangled Banner" could be many things, but sex on a stick is not one of them!

I'll see what I can do about independence day, but a certain amount of the timing of the trip is at my school's discretion. (For instance, there had been some thought that I would go to Israel this fall . . . until they decided that they needed me to teach this fall.)
ns_tulkas
Jun. 28th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
But you wanted to teach, no? Even if they messed up your plans. You'll just have to come visit another time, which gives me more time to trade up to a better apartment for you to sleep at and save a few bucks:)
frenchpony
Jun. 29th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Yes, I did, and still do want to teach. In the end, I'm happy with their decision. It's just . . . the way the e-mail that told me about it was worded, the fact that my advisor, who is in Germany for the month, had apparently been going around making plans for me without telling me, the fact that my fieldwork was involved in this and no one seemed to think about letting me in on such discussions . . . that all kind of bothered me. But in the end, I'm happy with the way things worked out.
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