Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Have Bach, Will Travel

As I sat in my usual Saturday-morning-at-the-Grill-Dogs-Having-Breakfast haze, GramTuna asked me if anything was new. Not having full mental capacity before my morning Diet Coke, I said no, I didn't think so.

After having a few slugs of my Diet Coke, it occurred to me that indeed, something was new. I told her I had received an email late Friday night for an upcoming gig. And then I started laughing and laughing and laughing, because the combination of what it was and where it was was so unbelievable, I couldn't do anything else BUT laugh.

Finally I pulled myself together enough to say, "Well, it's Bach."
"Bach what?"
"Coffee Cantata."
"Bach where?"
"Beaver Island."

Let me explain where Beaver Island is. First, pull out your travel map of the mitten (right hand, palm facing you, fingers together, but thumb out). I live approximately half an inch down from the center of the palm. Now. To get to Beaver Island, travel from where I live to the tip of the pinky.


Continue moving approximately three inches northwest from that point, and right next to BFE Island is Beaver Island. HA!

(insert your punchline here)

TinyTuna started in with "Beeeeeavveeeer IIiiiiislaaaaand" ... "Beeeeeavveeeer IIiiiiislaaaaand" ... "Beeeeeavveeeer IIiiiiislaaaaand." I looked over at her and said, "This is Bach, not Scooby-Doo." GramTuna just shook her head through the rest of breakfast and muttered, "No other family would ever be having this conversation. Why can't we be normal?" TinyTuna answered, "Beeeeeavveeeer IIiiiiislaaaaand" which made us laugh all the harder.

So with score in hand, I'm getting ready to go to "Beeeeeavveeeer IIiiiiislaaaaand" on July 29th. I just need to figure out, what does one wear when one sings Bach to the Beavers?

Not a graphic for my gig, but too good to pass up.
Beeeeeavveeeer IIiiiiislaaaaand


bozoette said...

Wow! Beaver Island! I've to many places on the mitten, but never there. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

You are in for a treat. Beaver Island, reachable by a 2 hour ferry boat trip from Charlevoix, is a magical and most interesting place. I'll make sure my good friend there greets you. It's actually a wonderful community. You might even want to take GramTuna and TinyTuna along. Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Coffee Cantata - I just introduced it to a friend, actually.

What a great gig.

Mensch71 said...

Checking flights back to the Mitten now. Who could resist a road trip?

Wilson Nichols said...

Hello I stumbled across your blog while searching for what I guess is our gig. My name is Wilson Nichols and I'm singing the tenor role in the Cantata. Not a whole lot for the tenor to do actually but I'm excited for the opportunity and I'm sure that we'll have a great time. See you on the island!

Anonymous said...

Ach! Das Kaffee Kantata ist wunderbar!

I forget the German word for beaver....it's something goofy because they don't have beavers in Europe.


Wilson Nichols said...

Vicky? This is your blog isn't it? Your code is almost unbreakable but I did some reading and broke it oh yes I did. The mystery was just too much. Haha! Now that I know it is you I'll have to really practice, damn. OK hehe weird wild shtuff. Bye

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