My nephew, who up until yesterday I considered to be the scourge of the family due to his dalliances in musical theater, is touring colleges. He's looking at schools that specialize in such things as vocal training.
During his interview at one chosen college, he asked about the audition cd he needed to include with his application. Should he go to a studio? Have it professionally done? She shook her head no. "Unless you have an uncle with a recording studio, there's no need," she said.
We are so handy to have around.
At some point during his tour, my nephew took an interest in studying opera. Opera! He makes his aunt so proud. But why, sweet child? Why this sudden interest? Could it be that my candlelight incantations and subliminal whisperings are finally working?
No. Apparently there is good money to be had as an opera singer. This is good news for those of us who are hoping to be supported by a famous opera singer sometime in the future.
It was very handy he told me this revelation when he did, because The Audition was showing yesterday and I had no one to go with. Besides, I figured it might help him hit the big time a little sooner. All that insider information has to be some use, right?
I would tell you all about the movie (a documentary about the National Council auditions at the Metropolitan Opera), but the rest of the family is watching 24 and I'm only working on half a brain here.
The Audition is the start of a whirlwind Trout Geek Fest. It will be thrilling, believe me. Museums! More museums! Extra school for the kids! I will tell you all about it. But now? I must know what happens on 24.
(What is this show, anyway? Can someone fill me in?)
Yours truly, the not-quite-Amish blogger who has never seen 24.