Friday, December 20, 2019

Bronx County Chorus Concert 12/8/19

Here was the program for the concert

Here are some pictures taken by Che'Francois Photography.

This is a picture of me singing "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch."  I tried to sing it from the perspective of the Grinch, as if he were talking to himself

Here are some pictures of me singing with the choir

Here is a picture of the whole chorus

Here is a FB page with more information about the photographer 


I had 3 solos. Two were in our Messiah rendition in the first half.  I sang  "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be opened" and the alto part of "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd."  The second was in our Hollywood portion in the second half.  I sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."


Here are some screen shots from the Bronx County Chorus instagram page.  They"re @bronx_county_chorus on Instagram.  These show me rehearsing for my Grinch solo. I like these childrens' comic book villain roles.  I blogged about that before About my Fascination with Villain Roles These pictures were taken by Denise Carrier Wharton.


My son was there and took a photo and two videos.

My Messiah solos

Grinch solo 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

articles about plastic degrading

I first noticed that plastics degrade when I put a bunch of hair restraining devices into a large glass jar., then got my hair cut.  When I went back to look at the devices, I opened the jar and smelled a strong chemical smell -- clearly outgassing from the plastics.

This idea that plastics last forever is crazy.

To the reader: some of these blogs are for my own future reference.