As I write this I’m listening to a song on Spotify with the lyrics ‘ It’s the end of the world as we know it’! It was written before the age of Corona Virus but how appropriate for these times. I hope it’s not the case as I’m sure like me, you are missing rehearsals and interaction with your fellow barbershoppers.
Rehearsals for the Blenders has taken a new direction with the use of ZOOM for rehearsals. It is a new experience for us and not without initial challenges. A lot of new comments can now be heard from the virtual risers instead of the usual comments’ for example:
‘Can you see me – we can only see the top of your head!’
‘Why can’t I hear you’
‘Move your camera so we can see you’
‘How do I get this to work’?
‘Do I mute myself or will you do it?’
‘You’re in the dark’
Use the chat button - where is it? etc. etc.
ZOOM is a new experience for us, and I’m sure many of you who may be using ZOOM will be experiencing the same. ZOOM is also good for maintaining contact and interacting with your mates which is very important in these days of social isolation.
We have had to cancel Voices in Paradise for this year which was disappointing but understandable.
There’s not much else to report from The Blenders. Stay safe and well everyone.