Monthly Archives: September 2010

Elizabethan Stalker Songs

Problem is, it’s in our genes not to give up easily on love. Back in the time of Elizabeth I, unrequited love was something noble. In fact, most of the lute songs that fans of early music adore express a love that will never grow old, at least on the part of one of the lovers. Continue reading

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Beware the Leeches!

I’m going to try not to preach too much here, but I’d like to offer a few warning signs for the truly naive and hopeful. Most of these people know how badly you want to keep your dream of stardom alive, and that is how they get you. Continue reading

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Spare me the Bambinos singing “O mio babbino caro”!

… arias in the mouths of babes usually end up sounding like caterwauling. Chances are, you will simply end up showing us what you CAN’T do. Continue reading

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The Wages of Sing is Debt

In my novel, Debbie is a struggling classical/opera singer living in Seattle. She doesn’t teach. Truth is,  a singer at that level couldn’t even pay for her apartment without teaching, even if she were the most popular mezzo soprano soloist … Continue reading

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