Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Lydian Arias


As you may have picked up if you come here often, ours is quite a musical household.

Here's a little souvenir of the other evening, when we had a few friends round. A glass or two of mulled wine, mince pies, some of Dave's jokes, tarot cards, charades, murder in the dark, wire puzzle competitions, tilting at the quintain, you know the kind of thing. And a bit of a sing, as recorded below.

(I'm a bit worried about that Carmen, though; would you say she came up to scratch?)




(If the complete image doesn't come up, double-click on it)

Thanks, C van L.

12 comments:

Dave said...

Does that joke work in French?

Sarah said...

Nothing like a good knees up. Tho' I have to say none of the audience look particularly thrilled by the experience.

Christopher said...

Exactly, Dave. It's a Eurojoke you've got hold of there.

(D├ęcomposer can also mean to take apart, to parse, to break down into constituent parts, etc.)

We take our pleasures seriously here, Sah.

Christopher said...

...and of course you might just have hit upon the moment when Dave told his joke.

Z said...

Ooh I say, that beat 3 1/2 hours of Year 9 and 'I Predict A Riot', which is how I spent my day. How jolly. And an ALOL (as I understand one now has to say when appropriate) from your last comment.

Charlene said...

You certainly have a large dining room. Whatever prompted you to design it along the lines of a restaurant, complete with entrance and bar? SMILE

Vicus Scurra said...

Bloody lovely.

moreidlethoughts said...

I haven't actually had time to do the you-tube-y thing, but if that;s what Vicus thinks...well, better hop to it.

Hector said...

Brings to mind a meal I enjoyed in an Italian-themed restaurant in Dallas, Texas, when, during the course of the evening, the waiters and waitresses burst into songs from Italian opera. Some of the males even climbed pillars in the restaurant to serenade the fair maids from on high.

Quite a surprise for those not let into the secret that all the front of house staff were students of the Dallas Opera working through their vacation and singing for their supper and the guests' enjoyment.

Rog said...

This was in last week's "Miranda" wasn't it?
Oh I forget you only watch Channel 9 Sminty-Minty Scorchio channel.
Opera, to quote my dear departed sister in law, would be alright "if it wasn't for all the feckin singing"

Sarah said...

*snowed in...bored* next?

Rosie said...

I would have liked to have been there. Have you seen the one set in a railway station?