Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mamma, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Lawyers


.Spectators at Friday evening's Bridge Bash. I don't know for a fact that these gentlemen are lawyers, but given what's left downtown (professional sports teams, homeless people, the Arch and lawyers) it's a pretty good bet. Perfectly tailored, a Budweiser in one hand and a Crackberry in the other. And out to watch stuff get smashed to bits.


Happy happy joy joy. Yesterday was opening night for Opera Theatre of St Louis. We've been subscribers for more than 30 years. STL doesn't have a grand opera company like New York, Chicago or San Francisco. What we do have is the most pleasant experience possible. A thousand seat theater with a thrust stage, so everyone is near the performers. It is on a leafy college campus and patrons have a picnic supper on the lawn before the show. Four works done in repertory in May and June, all sung in English. The opener was one of the crowning achievements of Western art, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, in a flawless, sparkling performance. I came home humming Piu Non Andrai.

8 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great image! and wonderful post.

cieldequimper said...

Nice portrait, the guy on the right is quite hunky in a Hollywood kind of style.

Lucky you, I was humming something quite different yesterday but not bad either: Vissi d'arte.

brattcat said...

They do have that lawyerly look about them, don't they. I'm humming Carole King.

Virginia said...

WEll I"m humming Willie Nelson/Waylon's version of dat song! And yep those cute guys are lawyers. Probably both trying to rig a lawsuit out of that demo. Well spotted!

BTW, we have a nice little opera company here as well. A friend took me to my very first opera recently. Marriage of Figaro, not in English but they did have the English projected overhead, much to my relief. I loved it!

Tara Umm Omar said...

What is a Crackberry?

Bob Crowe said...

Tara - it's a joke name for a Blackberry. Business users are said to become addicted to them, hence Crackberry. President Obama had s very hard time giving up his after inauguration.

Tara Umm Omar said...

That would make sense lol. I've learned a new word today! Thanks for the explanation Bob

T. Becque said...

Isn't that telling of our culture right now, together but not really.