Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It Definitely Was Definitely Not The Opera

There are times that I am glad that I'm married to My Lovely Wife.  Pretty much all the time actually.  Let me start again.

There are times when I am so thankful that My Lovely Wife said "Yes" at just the right moment that it makes me all weepy.  Take last Friday for example.  

I was at work when I got a call from My Lovely Wife letting me know that Sara Tate, a producer from CBC's Definitely Not the Opera, was trying to get in touch with me.  I wrote down the number and did a little dance (but only in my head, because I was at work and an office is no place for dancing... unless you're doing The Safety Dance! - only people that work at my company will truly get that joke, and they will all think it's as lame as you do).  I took a break and called her up.

Long story short, this was how I spent part of my day today:

This picture fails to capture the majesty and wonder of the recording booth I was in.
Just kidding!  It was very sparse and everything was painted that colour.  But there was some awe.
Also, picture is terrible because photographer is not photographer.
I think we ended up recording a little over half an hour, which could have been better except the cold that I thought I beat two weeks ago moved back into my throat.  Sara says I sounded fine, but if I say anything that was really absurd or embarrassing, it's because of the medication.  Hall's and Fisherman's Friends are potent.

Anyway, I want to say thanks to Sara for being awesome and fun to talk with and convincing me that I was doing fine (even though it took me a couple of minutes to realize that there was a button I needed to push to make my mic work).  I will update here and on my facebook if/when I have more info, but I assume that it'll be on at the regular time on Saturday at 1:30. 

I also bumped into Karin Reid-LeBlanc who asked why I hadn't entered the open mic contest.  I said that I am going to, but I just hadn't written anything yet.  She reminded me that the contest closes tomorrow.  So just before writing this, I submitted my entry for that too.  I'll keep you posted on that too.

And for those of you wondering why I started this post talking about how much I love My Lovely Wife, when all she did was give me a message... come on.  Like I need an excuse to say how great she is? 

2 comments:

  1. Ahhhh Men without hats....The Safety Dance...Another 80's tune people can't forget, even with shock therapy...

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    1. In the interest of total openness and honesty, when I hear the music start all I can think of is Weird Al's Brady Bunch Theme. :)

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