Friday, 30 January 2009

Occupational Hazard

Of course, it's alright for an organist - or indeed, any instrumentalist come to that. But my prolonged absence from the blog-o-sphere has coincided with an enforced absence from the choir-stalls thanks to bloody laryngitis or vitus gerulitis or whatever the quack wrote down instead of 'sore throat'. Honestly, these medic-Johnnies seem hell-bent on the complete obfuscation of the masses through means of archaic and exclusive language. But that's another story. This one is about my inability to sing (which the beastly Director of Music sarcastically suggested was an on-going problem when I telephoned to inform his of the Doctor's diagnosis. Honestly, the man's a cad!). 

Thankfully thing are at long last 'on the mend' (as we lay-men say; no doubt the quack would want to tell me that the symptoms are abating, or somesuch drivel). But no work means next-to-no pay (not that there's much of that to start with) so I feel a return to the stalls approaching. And this Sunday's music isn't bad; it's Candlemass - one of the oldest of Christian festivals - and we're doing a lovely little mass by Oldroyd and an anthem by one Otto Goldschidt. Nothing too heavy, in terms of singing. I shall exercise my vocal chords a little later on today and find out if they're up to it! Toodle-pip! 

14 comments:

Doshea3 said...

Sorry to hear you are unwell Mr Can Bass. Feel better soon!

scarlet-blue said...

Have a good warble Mr Bass.
Sx

Brother Tobias said...

Here's hoping your pipes are clear for Candlemas - and also that it rains ('if Candlemas Day be fair and bright,winter will have another flight', etc)

Sir Monocle said...

A vocalist I once worked with (he's a male soprano - or as he calls himself, a manprano) just got some bizarre tongue ailment.

Just thought I'd mention that.

Get well soon!

Z said...

It's Candlemas? Already?

Sorry you've been ill, I've been wondering where you were. Please don't strain your voice when you start singing again.

inkspot said...

Candlemas - the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin. Tell us, tell everyone: just how do you purify a virgin? Or is it like olive oil, where there's virgin (only been squeezed once already), and then there's extra virgin (never been squeezed before)?

That would explain a lot.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Purifing a virgin, that's a theological conundrum and no mistake.

Get well soon and toodle-pip old bean!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Lots of warm honey my lad!

Rob Clack said...

It being 16:15 you must have just about finished, I'd say. Hope it went well and the vocal cords stood up well!

Nota Bene said...

Hot milk, whisky and honey. And then if that hasn't worked....listen to the doctor!

Barry Teeth, Beet Poet said...

I'm off for a quick pint or two soon - the sun's over the yard-arm - why don't you join me? See you in the Lattice House, King's Lynn, at noon!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Can we hope for a podcast soon?

Eryl Shields said...

Stay away from those quacks, instead rinse with gin as often as necessary until things clear up.

susan s. said...

I know you are feeling better! I googled your spelling of Otto's last name. You are in the Google! Of course when I typed in your spelling it asked me if I meant Goldschmidt. I hope your spelling was not an indication of how you feel about his music...