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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Hoarse of the same color

The annual battle with the Portland Crud wears on. There's been a respiratory bug running through our house for more than a month now. Today it's made it to my larynx, depriving me of a voice.

I guess I was asking for it last night when, in honor of the late John Raitt, I performed show tunes for the wife and kids over dinner. I ran the table, with gems from any number of shows. "Dough, a Deer" started me off, but in no time I was onto "O What a Beautiful Morning." I had to waffle on the lyrics to "Clang Clang Clang (Went the Trolley)," but otherwise my dulcet baritone warblings were impeccable. I think my best number was the theme from "The Sound of Music." What a beautiful song! And thanks to Sister Michael Charles, I knew every word and note.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the music to that show. And so much other wonderful music. "Carousel," "Oklahoma!," "The King and I," "South Pacific." And Rodgers, so many other great songs -- "The Lady is a Tramp," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." Hammerstein, "Ol' Man River." It was worth wasting my vocal cords on those guys.

Later today, though, it will be time to pay the piper. I've got three hours of tax law to teach, and at the moment, I haven't got the instrument to do it too well.

Comments (8)

Power Point, dawg.

Oh, I do the PPT -- but I do my "live audio" with it. It's the audio part that's gonna be a little down today.

I frequently break into show tunes here at the office. My staff then reminds me that, with my voice, I am probably in violation of OSHA workplace safety rules.

"Dulcid"? Dull Sid?

"Dulcet," maybe?

Oops, thanks. Corrected.

Speaking of corrections, "dough" a deer?

Well, if I said "do," someone would think I meant the verb "to do." And if I said "Doh," people would think I was Homer Simpson. I guess "Doe" would have been the best choice.

And you know, I was too lazy to Google up the correct titles of those songs. I don't think most of them formally go by the names I've assigned them.

I believe you're right. "Do" a deer sounds kinky.

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