10/27/2007

A Night At the Audio

I went to the opera a few nights ago and thought I'd audio enthrall myself so up goes another audio post for the sidebar.

And this ladies and gentlemen, is Mr. Verdi.

25 comments:

Mob said...

Great review, I absolutely love the audio posts. Your voice reminds me a great deal of John Waters narrating your life, which is awesome.

Jake's Mom said...

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi...I hope he didn't have to do all that in kindergarten. But someone who can make that beautiful music could have someone else do the writing for him. And the bobble head guy was a plus for the daily much needed laugh.

X. Dell said...

I don't know about John Waters, mob. Dale would have to do an audio post about sex and mass murder for me to see the similarities.

Dale, I see you're committed to giving your audience a sense of the lengthiness of the opera. That's fine, actually. We can always listen to more of you. But I don't know if I would have kept listening if you began singing an aria or two.

Suzel's Sass said...

I almost stopped listening after you mentioned "House of Ronald" because it reminded me I was hungry. But them you said "house" in that silly canadian accent and I continued to listen to hear you say it again. I laughed and maybe sang just a little :)

Bella Rossa said...

Seriously, your podcasts are so fun to listen to.

May I ask how long it takes to do one, and what the process is like?

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Was that really you on the review?
Very Vincent Price sounding :)
(A tad more manly than John Waters?)
I love the idea of being able to post something with my voice without the pictures...I'm going to have to check this feature out :)
And I've had at least 2 drinks...so you are getting Mayden out of her ususal form ;)

Dale said...

Thanks for the encouragement Mob. I'll see if I can get John Waters to read my next one.

That's quite a name isn't it Jake's Mom? Bobble heads usually do the trick.

I'm working on my sex and mass murder post now X. Dell. I'd never inflict the singing on you, I'll find other ways to drive you away.

It's funny, there's a decorating show here called 'Sarah's House' and I make fun of the way she says house so there you go.

Thanks Bella. I'm never really happy with the outcome of these things but I'm glad you liked it. It took me about an hour to get type out my thoughts in proper order and then I read it aloud, changed it about 5 more times and then gave up and phoned it in. Most of them, I've done fairly quickly but I'm a relentless self-editor.

That was me Mayden and not Vincent Price. That's an interesting comparison though and it's fun to hear what other people hear when they hear me. Sorry if I gave you the spins there.

Meryn Cadell once did a track on one of her cds called Maidenform and the main jist was her saying "I dreamed I won the lottery in my Maidenform bra". So there.

Distributorcap said...

so that is what verdi loook like....my day is complete

8-)

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Dale- no spins! lol :) I just meant you sounded like him in general...not like Mr. Price when he was being scary. He has a sophisticated quality about his speech that indicates careful attention to what he says and how he says it- that was what I meant.
You sound like a professional speaker or reader :)

Dale said...

It's all about your day these days Distributorcap, I'm here to serve.

You're sweet when you're hung over Mayden! I appreciate all the feedback I get and the comparisons to other people whatever the reason is always welcome.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Joe Green. Hmmm, doesn't quite have the same pinache, does it?

I loved the fact that your friend kept falling asleep and you kept laughing at her. That's exactly what I do to people in our business meetings. Except when I am the one doing the chin-chesting and subsequent head-snapping, of course.

Lovely review, my darling!

jewgirl said...

do you know how much I love your audio posts? laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave em'.

fantastic review.

Hot Lemon said...

where'd he get that giant strawpaper to tie 'round his neck? I want one.

RC said...

mr. vivaldi sort of looks like how i picture Ebineezer Scrooge.

Chancelucky said...

Great review Dale. It's just that I have this image of you munching on a quarter pounder in your opera going clothes.

Four hour long operas should throw in dinner. Maybe chicken, bacon, and maple syrup concoctions served with toothpicks.

BeckEye said...

I can totally see the John Waters/Vincent Price similarities. Now you just need to grow a thin, creepy mustache.

Kate said...

mr green eh?/? i will have to come back to listen as my audio is not working tonight... Ok my surroundings arent working so I cant use my audio! lol

Hope you had a good weekend!

Tenacious S said...

Other than some minor retinal damage, sounds like a smashing night at the opera! We saw some fabulous swing jazz at the symphony center on Friday. I really wanted to scream and yell, but Mr. Ten S convinced me it was only appropriate at one of my lowbrow shows.

pistols at dawn said...

I concur with the pro-Dale's voice lobby. I don't know the first thing about opera, except that I've been once, and it was no everything else I actually like going to, but then again, I'm a classless dude who loves chicken pot pies. What can you do?

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Dale said...

I hope she does it again tomorrow night Barbara, I'm primed! The Marriage of Figaro with a special appearance by Deborah.

Thanks my little Jewgirl. Will you be doing one soon so I can laaaaaaaaaaave it back?

I'll see if they have one in the gift shop tomorrow night for you Hot Lemon.

I wonder what you'd think of Verdi's looks then RC?

Very sad isn't it Chancelucky? Me in all my finery and a sloppy quarter pounder. During a couple of the Wagner Ring Cycle pieces, they did have a cardboard looking boxed lunch. I passed on that.

Your support of my potential creepiness has me feeling all creepy Beckeye. You're the best!

Kate, listen to my voice, think of Halloween but hold the screaming until the end.

It would have cleared the floor and started a craze Tenacious S. Or you would have had a personal escort out.

The last time I was at a schmancy restaurant, I ordered a mushroom pot pie Pistols so we're like identical cousins.

Coaster Punchman said...

I for one am fond of your exacting and ever changing standards. Right up my alley. (Did that sound dirty?)

Dale said...

It didn't sound dirty until you asked if it did Coaster Punchman. What good's a policy if it's not at least a little liquid?

chelene said...

I had a little Verdi too. I saw Aida last night at the Met. They cut the intermissions from two to one. Not a good idea. Not at all.

Dale said...

I've never seen Aida you lucky Chelene you. Tanya saw it in Verona so now I have to envy both of you, like I didn't already. I'd hate the one intermission though during that long haul.