Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To be continued

And after that busiest week of the year came another busy week, with two nights filled with a cappella music in the theater and lots of other activities. Meanwhile, my "to do" list has grown and is not really shortening yet...
But, today, I've finally planted strawberry plants in our garden, I've been to the travel agency to get some travel brochures (wheee! :D) and I enjoyed the beautiful weather! It's just a pity my energy level is a little low, else I could already have written two concert reviews, finished my choirs website and finally cleaned the windows...
I think reviving the blog is being continued in May ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Busiest week of the year

concerning birthdays...
Next Sunday it's Martins birthday and I've just chosen the cakes I'm going to make tomorrow. So if you like cheesecake or "Fantaschnitten mit Pfirsichschmand", you should come over on Sunday to try some :)
Now all I have to do is think of something to eat for dinner for 6-10 (?) people on Sunday... And make a grocery list!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

(A) Time to kill?

I'm in a James Bond mood, sorry. I was just practicing a medley for my choir with James Bond themes - that's all - and I thought it was about time to write something in my blog. I almost never have time to kill, but if you are bored I guarantee the following will fill at least the next hour, if not the next two hours. Let's say it's a small a cappella sub road I'm taking here. Maybe you've heard of the following artists, maybe not. Let's start with Corey Vidal, which I first only knew because of his interpretation of Moosebutters Star Wars Medley. If you like it, you should check his other videos on Youtube. If you like interactive videos and want to know about his disgusting but hilarious blender adventure, you should start here. Talking about Moosebutter, you might also like Mr. Tim. If you're into computers, you should check out his Hacker's Holiday! If you want to hear about a more serious subject you should listen to Professor Bernhard Steinerhoffs lecture about rhythms of life (and you might want to check Beardymans Youtube channel afterwards). Last but not least, if you're not bored, but actually really in a hurry, you could listen to the 30-Second Original A Cappella Festival. Oops, we're completely back to a cappella now... sorry. Well, considering that fact, I could also add the note that the weekly podcast Mouth Off is really worth listening, as long as you can handle two Americans with a slightly irritating way of talking (probably "typically" American, as we should say?) as hosts. Have fun :)

Friday, April 02, 2010

A neverending addiction?

I'm browsing the internet to find the best place to buy some a cappella cd's. I was hoping to find one online shop where I could find all the cd's that are on my wish list. Not that I would buy them all at once (I don't want to hurt my bank account too much all of a sudden), but just to know that I could buy them all at once (and by knowing, maybe I would buy them all anyway). But that shop doesn't exists, I guess. The European shops don't sell the American albums and vise-versa. And another 'problem' turns up: While searching, I discover more and more cd's I'd like to buy...
Maybe I should just start buying music on iTunes - it's probably a lot easier. But actually I prefer to hold a physical cd in my hands...
Anyone got tips? Advice? Group therapy?