I first discovered this group in the 70's and when I spent 9 months in Europe in 1977, picked up their LP, the one with Billy Boy. That was a wonderful LP enjoyed for a long time, until I switched over the cd's. Well, the Kings Singers came to Baldwin Auditorium at Duke last night. And what a show! I thought about the LP I used to have and wondered whatever became of it. I think I left all of my LP's in Blacksburg with an old boyfriend. Man, he got the motherland! James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and those two special ones from England.
It was magical seeing the Kings Singers last night for the first time. They all came out and signed cd's and programs for the audience. There were two sisters from Rock Hill who have seen them about 50 times. They call themselves their "groupies."
I got all six to sign my shirt and they were happy to oblige.
"I love chocolate milk." "Me too." "I'm ready for some turkey sausage."
I see flashing blue lights on his sneakers. Flashing pink lights on her boots.
"Do you want me to cut up your sausage?"
Four beautiful children just sat down at the table next to me. Four!
The mother seems to hardly get her voice about a whisper as her children eat quietly. The three boys, one girl, help each other. The oldest boy places a napkin on his little brother's lap. Little brother removes it.
Mom finally gets her own breakfast and sits down to eat. I will remember this family for a long time.
Today, there was a panel discussion from at the John Hope Franklin Center. Duke Students in China presented about their Chinese language immersion program in Beijing. The experience culminated in a talent show. The Duke students were a diverse group, representing China, Korea, and Nigeria.
Interesting to note that the students studied Mandarin Chinese and invested thousands of hours in learning the language.
I was thinking about starting a new blog through Blog Press and contacted the company. Then I read a few poor reviews on the service. Lesson: Be sure to verify and assess! Check things out before changing what already works.