Windward Notes – Still Cookin’

by WCS Blogmeister

Just a little something to nibble on that I invented… It’s mango season and there’s always a bag of them in the conference room at work and more from friends and neighbors. If you have a sweet one, try this… Your favorite white-fleshed fish (Ono, Opah, etc) cut into strips, drizzled with a little oil […]

Windward Notes – More On the Bellows

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With the insanity of a summer of both family and business travel, the blog is taking a little bit of hiatus as the choir does the same. When, however, I stumble on a nugget of knowledge worth sharing I’ll pass it along. Oh, look…here’s one now! https://www.choralnet.org/2018/06/breathing-for-singing-is-it-different/ (Note: the “link” feature in the posting software […]

Windward Notes – Yup, That Really Happened

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When you work really hard at something that’s really hard to do and you get one shot at it in front of an audience and it works it’s interesting to look inside yourself to see your internal reaction. Mine was, “What just happened?”. I was just a little stunned for a minute after being surrounded […]

Windward Notes – I Should Be Committed

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A little corner of my world that I enjoy is as an ordained officiant (a fancy word that means I can do things like perform weddings and the like). I use this role rarely but it’s always great fun as well as fulfilling for me on several levels. Acting in this capacity, I recently presided […]

Windward Notes – Where In the World Are the Singers?

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So this is just really cool. Not only is the piece of music unique (reminds me of a Brazilian rain forest piece we did several years back) but the concept of having a live choir combined with a global “virtual” choir via Skype is seriously nerdly and creative. Enjoy.

Windward Notes – Reflections on a Decade #10 (And So Here We Are)

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Back in October I aimlessly pounded out some thoughts on the Evolution of our merry band but I think there’s more to explore. I’m specifically pondering the music that we sing and how we sing it. We started those many moons ago (2008? Wow.) with music that challenged us but was never over-the-top crazy hard. The […]

Windward Notes – Cleared For Takeoff

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The view from my office overlooks the intersection of several runways at the airport, a source of constant entertainment as things come and go. I’ve even found a place on the interweb where I can listen to the tower and really get a feel for what I’m seeing. There’s a LOT going on and I’m […]

Windward Notes – When You Feel It

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Mrs. Blogmeister made a point of commenting on the celebration of Cam Shuford’s life…she said it was the most moving version of “‘O ‘Oe ‘Io” that she’d ever heard and it brought her (and most of the gathering) to tears. I was looking around a bit as we sang “Grace” and the same was true […]