Thursday, May 14, 2009


There is something to be said for singing with professionals, or amateurs with strong training.

I sang in a concert a few weeks ago with a group of professional singers. The thing that really stood out to me was the way that consonants were placed on and between words. Without being told a thing by the conductors we all put consonants and shadow vowels in the same places. It was a really neat feeling. I think there was a specific place where between words d-uh-v happened in the exact same way every time.

I really like thinking about words. I don't think so much about the way they sound, but rather the way that they feel in my mouth. The way an "L" should feel, sort of flicking in the front of the mouth rather than stuck on the back of the tongue. I think about that a lot when I hear the song "Halo" on the radio. I mean does Beyonce sing that "L" in the front of her mouth? it sure sounds like it.

In other news, when I was singing for a potential new teacher in my new city and the comment that I got was "you have ring for days" so that was fun.

Monday, May 04, 2009


So I was on the bus home from down town this evening and I was munching on some cheetos. I have a love hate relationship with Cheetos insofar as they're delicious in a really disgusting way.
I noticed though that as I was eating them that they were really warm in my mouth, warmer than my mouth.
Yet another reason to not eat cheetos; they have an exothermic reaction in your mouth.

(I did I little experimenting, it's not just when you munch on them as I first thought, but even if you let them just sort of melt in your mouth they get warm)

(also have you ever thought about how packing peanuts [the ones made out of corn] look exactly like cheetos? the only difference is the orange "cheese")