Monday, 8 December 2008

Busy, busy

Yes, dear reader, yes. You read correctly - I am busy. And I'm earning money. I do so love this time of year. Every choral society in the county has a Christmas concert; there aren't enough basses to go round and a few strategic sneezes at my fellow choral-vicars can lead to even more paid work. In the next two weeks I've got Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Vaughan-Williams Carol Fantasia, a Messiah and a bit of Purcell -Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings. And He does! I am solvent. Why, I might even be able to afford to send some Christmas cards! What? You think it underhand of me to gain extra work by strategically spreading the common cold? Why, God Himself wasn't averse to a little bit of germ warfare every now and then. It's there for all to see in his biography. And talking of the Bible, it's amazing how far some people are prepared to go to spread the word...

21 comments:

Sir Monocle said...

That's a nice choice of font, don't you think?

Nota Bene said...

Builders...they'll tatoo anything just to get noticed

John Brough said...

Oh my - - I'll never be able to play another wedding without thinking of this tatoo.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Cheeeky!!!

I hope you get all the work you can shake a baton at Can Bass. You deserve it!

Brother Tobias said...

Enchanting. But where is 'When I became a man, I put away childish things? She had to have it abbreviated. I'm fear they could have fitted the lot on mine.

David said...

Hi Jesus loves you he wants to stea
l you from hell and bring you to life.

Would you gave him your heart!

Lord Jesus I pray that this blogger will come to see you. Please do not give him rest till he embraces you and you give him a new life! in your name Jesus I have prayed,Amen.

Can Bass 1 said...

My dear sir - that is not my backside! And the Lord never gives me any rest, except on Wednesday. Every other day I sing his praise, and thrice on Sunday. Now bugger off!

Kevin Musgrove said...

And somewhere to keep your bookmark!

David said...

Of course I may not comment anymore but doesnot erase away the fact that you need to give Jesus complete control of your life.
you need him both here and after.

Phil 4:8-10
Hebrews 4

ChickPea said...

Greetings Monsieur - how good to be able to applaud your solvent state - how good to know your talents are appreciated - hope you share this fine and gloriously sunny morning.

Oh yes - and do give us YOURS next time !

susan s. said...

Very attractive, I must say! I love your choice of jobs! Although I think that this time of year, all jobs are your choice. May you stay in good health through at least Jan 6.

musicmiss said...

What a shame about the incorrect use of the apostrophe in "its", which struck a bit of a bum note with me.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ha! Getting an apostrophe wrong on a tatoo is more funny than annoying! That is my builder, Danny, I'd recognise that arse cleavage anywhere.

The Dotterel said...

Wow! Definite improvement on the builders here in Blighty, Gadj!

Brother Tobias said...

I don't want to be arsey, but am I the only one who can spell 'Tattoo' round here?

scarlet-blue said...

What a lovely idea! I may try it..
Sx

Barry Teeth, Beet Poet said...

I've got something big and red I wouldn't mind parking in there....

David said...

Hi there may the good Lord be with you.

inkspot said...

Excellent post, combining, as it does, two of my major interests: typesetting and, er, curvature.

Can Bass 1 said...

Glad to be of service, Inkspot. (And will somebody please tell Dave to shove off!)

susan s. said...

Best to ignore and/or delete.