My dad says that bad things come in threes. More bad news yesterday morning. News that has no sure present or future. The kind that, given my least favorite option, might have me move far from New York City, a place I really love, but we shall see. This news is the bad thing that comes after other sad things and one wonders how that’s even possible. This new bad news is the main cause of me posting today’s posting at 12:37 pm. But I keep thinking: things could be worse. Yes, this is true. Things could be much worse, and I’m a grateful for that. I have so much and that is my focus today.
It makes me wonder, wonder, wonder.
Recording: 26 vocal tracks and one mini-stapler on external mic on computer. Have you ever been to a rehearsal of many adolescents? I have. I substitute taught a choir class in Salt Lake City. A group of people singing all together is so interesting: many different timbres, intonations and ideas of rhythm all congregating at the same point in time. How to recreate that sound, though? Change pitches of my voice as I record just a little, be late or early, change the melodies just a little. I attempted to reproduce what I remember hearing when I substitute taught that day, though there’s nothing quite like the real thing.
Truth or Consequences is a spa city in and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,289. It is commonly known within New Mexico as T or C.
Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to Truth or Consequences, the title of a popular NBC radio program. In 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences announced that he would air the program from the first town that renamed itself after the show. Hot Springs, NM won the honor. Ralph Edwards came to the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years. This event was called “Fiesta” and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year on the first weekend of May. The parade generally features area celebrities such as the Hatch Chile Queen. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park.