Cher Public

  • Donna Anna: Ivy–by terrible things, I meant more along the lines of being Statler and Waldorf at the opera. The mind reels.... 9:43 PM
  • -Ed.: It’s raining like a whore in church here in St. Petersburg at dusk, putting quite a dampener on our 4th of July festivities.... 9:17 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Be extremely careful what you initiate with that sexy vacuum cleaner, LT. 8:36 PM
  • -Ed.: Manou, I live in St. Petersburg (the sunny one with beaches) which I know for a fact is in the South. Er,.. except it isn’t,... 8:33 PM
  • Operngasse: We now know where the West ends: The western border of Arizona and Nevada, per Justice Scalia (forgive me for mentioning his... 7:52 PM
  • manou: So – not only are American people unsure of where they live, they also wash their hair with potato chips and soda. Curiouser... 7:40 PM
  • Poison Ivy: No, it does not count. You haven’t really lived until you’ve gone to Walmart to buy shampoo and left with a cart... 7:37 PM
  • LT: Does online shopping count? I recently bought a sexy vacuum cleaner for $29.99. 7:28 PM

and five and six are witches’ tricks…

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CORRECTION: In the words of the immortal Anna Russell, La Cieca will now shriek, “I can’t count!”  There are in fact 13 singers included in the “Which Witch” quiz/competition, not 11 as your doyenne previously announced. Math is hard!

25 comments

  • armerjacquino says:

    I’m sure I should be insulted by harry’s post but I’m afraid I have no idea what he’s going on about. Something to do with erections, cheap pants and bathhouses, I think. I’ll have another think about it once I’ve finished washing with this rag on a stick.

    Grimgerde- I haven’t thought about Kula Shaker for ten years and I’m not about to start now. What a hideous band they were. Dangers of going to Injah on a gap year and smoking too much cheap Portuguese weed.

    I can’t remember where my ‘awakening’ came, although I’m damn sure it had nothing to do with Tom Jones. However, I did recently find an old diary from when I was fifteen in which I had written ‘Saw the film of La Boheme at the Chelsea Cinema. Fuck me, Gino Quilico is sexy’

    NB- I no longer think this.

  • Perfidia says:

    For me it started with the orgy scene in “The Ten Commandments.” I thought I wouldn’t mind falling into a fiery pit if I could have that much fun before. And then there was the naked wrestling scene between Oliver Reed and Alan bates in “Women in Love.” That sealed it.

  • DanPatter says:

    Hey WindyCityOperaman -- I couldn’t agree more about the current Met Hansel and Gretel. Perfectly awful. I saw it on the big screen -- I’m glad I didn’t pay Met ticket prices to see that piece of sh**. I loved the old Met production you mentioned and saw it live and several times on video. THAT was Hansel and Gretel, not the ugly new Met show.

    It makes me shudder to think what the new Ring will look like.

  • mrmyster says:

    DanPotter: And you can shudder even more when you contemplate what the new Met Ring (2010) will sound like!!!!
    Miss Voigt as Brunnhilde? That is already dead on arrival. How they do waste there money at Lincoln Center.
    MrM
    sfe

  • DanPatter says:

    Yes, I’m beginning to wonder if Voigt will sing the Brunnhildes in 2010. She seems to be having support issues from what I’ve heard, but I hope she can straighten these out. We’ll see. I always liked her, from her first Met Chrysothemis.I know I’m in a minority here when I say that I like the Met’s current Ring production. I don’t think the video does it justice, but I saw all of the operas multiple times (and one complete cycle in one week, with Gwyneth Jones) and never failed to be pleased with it. I enjoyed the video of the centennail Bayreuth Ring, so I’m not allergic to non-traditional productions. But I’m awfully glad I had the chance to see the Met’s traditional version. I haven’t yet seen the video of the Copenhagen Ring, but other than that, I’ve seen at least one or two operas from all of the other video Rings. The casts often win out in spite of the productions, and a few of them are ludicrous.