TEH MAN EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AS A FRIEND PART 2   Leave a comment

CHECK OUT PART 1 SO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT–REMEMBER THESE ALL HAVE TO BE SAID WITH A DEEP MISSISSIPPIAN ACCENT AND A TWINKLE IN YOUR EYE ! i WAS GOING TO SPREAD THEM OUT AS QUOTES ON THE BOTTOM OF BLOGS BUT HERE THEY ARE–AND HERE’S TO YOU “SPORT”.

                 ME              DR. K, THE PROFESSOR

GENERAL CONVERSATION:

“I can’t believe they expect me to work in such an unlimited facility!” (frustration at two large pillars in choral rehearsal room)

“Frazzlin’thing”  “If I live to be ninety-one…”   “Judas Priest, son…”  “Don’t that beat all?”  “…as sure as there is a cow in Texas.” “That’s your red wagon.”

“Haven’t looked at that score in 83 years…but if you’ll look on page 75, 2nd brace, 3rd measure I b’lieve you’ll rind…”

“Do you suppose you could…” (usually a preface to a favor he was about to ask. )

ON PUNCTUALITY:

“The only excuse for being late to rehearsal is death—yours!”

ON REHEARSALS:

“Four-ten-go!” (sometimes with foot stomping to accentuate)

“You’re not counting–you’re guessing!”      “…finesse of an elephant!”

“Steady, steady…don’t bleed!” (usually said on  sustained high notes.)

“… most important note you will ever sing!”  (said after each note he felt important at that point in the music)

“…make it an eighth with an eighth rest.”   “…slice it and doctor it.”

“C’mon (voice part section) you got the party part!” “Sopranos came in like a wet Kleenix!”  “…that’s fine composing, tenors, but I prefer the note printed in the score.”  “Let’s look at it a minute.”

“Bass section sounds like a Mack truck in low gear.”

“C’mon people, let’s sound like professionals.”  “…don’t act like a church choir–please don’t talk!” “…if y’all don’t stop talking I’, going to have a Puccini fit!”

“…now son, you’re trying to make me maddern’ a snake, dammit! And, I don’t want to!”

“…if you ain’t singin’, don’t talk, study your part!”

ON BRINGING A PENCIL:

“Son I don’t care if you have to go all the way to Murphysbopro, don’t you come back with out a pencil!”

“Mark it”  “Do you have your pencil, son?”  “I love ya, darlin’, but you gotta bring a pencil.”

THE REST IN PART 3.


ROBERT, BOB, BOBBY, THE FRIEND

Posted September 13, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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