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Windward Notes – A Game to Play

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Last night was the full moon rise out of the Pacific, something the Blogmeister clan loves to enjoy. We’ve been skunked a bunch this winter but yesterday evening was crystal clear with barely a whisper of wind…yay. We brought the beach chairs (and a fine Pinot Noir) and basked in the moonlight. Most excellent. So […]

Windward Notes – Practice Makes Permanent

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So that was fun…sectional rehearsals. There’s no better way to hammer notes into your brain than sectional rehearsals. But wait…that’s wrong. There IS a better way. Now that Susie (or Alec, thanks for helping) did the aforementioned hammering, it’s the perfect time to go to Chorus Connection and go over what was done. That will […]

Windward Notes – More Than Just Us Folk

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So how fun was THAT show? The 2019 African-American History Month concert had an almost-full house instead of our regular overflow crowd thanks to the weather (Mauna Kea had a 191 mph wind gust…yikes) but a good time was had by all. I think it had a little more “oomph” than some other concerts because […]

Windward Notes – Spread a Little Aloha

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So there I was minding my own business in the living room with a particulary energetic hockey game on the TV when an elderly woman walked up the driveway (the Blogmeister abode is back from the street a bit) and knocked on my door. Thanks to the configuration of the entry way and living room […]

Windward Notes – Oh Yeah, I DO Remember That

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I used to teach/jam with a co-worker back when the guitar was my weapon of choice (and the uke spent a lot more time hanging on the wall than it does these days…that situation has now been reversed). One of his favorite comments when something untoward happened while we were working on a song was, […]

Windward Notes – Horsepower For Your Boat

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I read an interesting article recently that sought the answer to “what are your three favorite vocal warm-up exercises”? This question was posed to professional singers, voice coaches and conductors and the results were very interesting…and included one thread throughout. Okay, not a thread. It was so complete you’d have to call it a rope. […]

Windward Notes – Say Whaaat?!

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Aaaaand…we’re off! New faces, returning faces, old faces, all with a smile and a song on their lips. It sure was nice to be back in business and making a joyful noise. It was also interesting (and not all that unique) to have a simmering but recognizable level of panic associated with the fact that […]

Windward Notes – Compare and Contrast

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From one extreme to the other in just a few hours, that’s what Sunday was. The pendulum to one side: the “Glow” concert. Friday was good, Sunday was epic (that’s what you get when you get a second shot at it after no rehearsals in the concert space…). All of the little things aligned, all […]

Windward Notes – A Place For Thanks

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No long musings in the land of rehearsals, brining a turkey, getting the grill rotisserie figured out for said turkey, a vat of gravy the size of a bathtub, deciding how to stuff five side dishes into an oven built for three, dinner for 15 (!), locking the cat in the office with the litter […]