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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tulsi disinformation

Here's some information about the rumors that Tulsi is somehow supported by the Russians

here's a video that shows the kind of statistical distortions that go into alleging that Tulsi has Russian backing

Source of Russia hacking rumors

discussion of disinformation regarding Tulsi's missed votes

I'm not a big fan of Jimmy Dore, but he has some insightful comments about how main stream media distorted Tulsi's anti-war positions.

Impeachment related data

Kavanaugh wrote that hiding evidence from Congress is impeachable

2016 Irish article stating that the EU wanted Shokin removed