Friday, March 14, 2008
March 14 - Life Is a Cabaret Opera
Harriet and I take a promotional shot for the 2008 Fresh Voices VIII Festival of New Works, to be given this November, which will include a revival of
Write the second movement of Vocal Sonatina No. 1 ("Spitzer"): II. Andante, with text
I am not a monster
I just don't want to be
This has been a very difficult time
It's very complicated
He walked out on me
I am about my music
And my music's me
Rendezvous with Harriet for coffee, then off to Napa again, past Jameson Canyon's greens and blues,
and fields flaming below a gratuitous rainbow.
Beyond is the Napa Wine Guy (The Cowboy Vintner), with and
without the traffic light,
heading toward the eucalyptus windbreak
against and under a heavy leaden sky.
The walk, completing Congress Valley Road, features pseudo church,
cat on a cold car roof, and
a lost blue(-tarped) boat.
prove an entry way
across from general greenery
of a gallery forest
whose giant bonzai plantings
and lonely oak of a naked Mayacamas hillside in the bend of a road.
Save for skeletal-white eucalypti,
all the rest is shadow of twilight.