A view of Mochudi, a suburb of Gaborone

A view of Mochudi, a suburb of Gaborone
A suburb of Gaborone in July, 2008

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweet Adelines Tag #1

January 1, 2011

   For those readers who do not sing Barbershop, a “tag” is a musical bit added to the end of a song, for the purpose of both prolonging and heightening the emotional content of the performance.   We also use tags to eke out several more opportunities to show off vocal skills.

   These Blog Tags are for the Velvet Hills Show Chorus, though I hope that you will all find them amusing.

   Ladies!  As I sat in the airport hotel in Johannesburg, eating dinner while pondering the missing luggage, what song should come over the audio but “When You Wish Upon a Star.”  It was New Year’s Eve, I was in Africa, I was eating chicken &  butternut squash pasta and sipping a South African white.  To think how I started out in a little town in Nebraska, the weird kid who liked to read & sing …. and look where I ended up!  This year Rome and Botswana, next year Beijing and (fingers crossed) France….and of course Houston.

   And now we have the photos of the adventurous PIB.  Here she is will all the luggage.

   But she had to slim down quite a bit in order to fit in "economy stowage," so here she is ready to travel.  She did so well!  Must have been all that jumping around on the risers.

   Never fear, she has managed to regain her original beauty perfectly and is on the dining room table, resting!

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