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Ben Clapton

A most excellent day

September 6, 2006 at 3:14 PM

Had a really good day today.

Phoned up about a gig, playing in the Pit for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Now this musical is my all-time favourite of theirs. My sister, girlfriend and best-friend (and me) are fanatical about some performances of Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore, with Simon Gallaher and Jon English with the lead roles. We watch them almost every time we get together, and can sing, act and recite just about every line (and this is all through watching and listening, we've never looked at a script). So for me to be doing this is most excellent. It will also be my first professional gig - quite fitting that it be for my favourite musical.

I also met someone today who reads my blog. I was most stoked to hear this, as I admire and respect them highly. So for them to be reading my blog, I was quite shocked, but also really quite humbled (that's probably not the word i want, but I can't think of the word that i really want) that they would be reading my blog.

So I thought I owe a favour to everyone that reads my blogs. They read it, and they get an insight into my world. But I haven't been posting all that often recently. SO I'm going to make an effort to start blogging more often - even if it's just an account of what happened, what i practiced, and why I hate this lecturer. It's all a good insight (i hope) into this life of mine, especially leading up to my recital (November 17)

From Karin Lin
Posted on September 6, 2006 at 5:29 PM
Congratulations on the Mikado gig. This operetta has special significance for me too, as I met my husband when we were cast as Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo in a college production. We played "For He's Gone and Married Yum-Yum" at our wedding reception. :)

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