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Its great to be a barbershopper!

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at 8:50 PM

I am super excited because this weekend I will be rehearsing with my barbershop quartet for the first time in quite some time. The name of my quartet is By Default. I sing bass, my older brother sings baritone, another older brother sings tenor and a friend sings lead.

I sang with the Joplin Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus for over two years but had to miss rehearsals so that I could go to work. Now I have moved to and I cannot afford to drive to Joplin and back once a week.

I miss singing with the chorus, I had so much fun singing those old songs and some of the new songs. When it comes down to it, I just love singing with other people. I don't like singing by myself.

We are preparing to do some singing around Christmas time so we need to rehearse our songs. I have been away from barbershop since March or so and I can't wait to make that music again.

Barbershop is growing again and it is getting better every year. I would love to hear from any barbershoppers in the area, both young and old. After all music truly is a global language.

Its great to be a barbershopper!

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Thank you, Mike, for what you bring to the blog-world. I had given up on our hometown blog, and then, you arrived, like a messiah. Bathroom doors, dating, band, baseball, toilets, voting, cartoon characters, you cover it all, our friend. You reach into subjects which seem hackneyed, and make them come alive. Absolutely, ebulluiently, ALIVE!!! Make them, relevent, for us (and future generations -- might I add). God bless, well . . . you. God bless America. See you soon.

-- Posted by pumpkindawn on Sun, Oct 12, 2008, at 10:39 PM

I thank you for your compliments. By no means do I consider myself to be a messiah of blogging. All I am is person who is willing to put online the raw thoughts that are running through my head every day.

I will admit that I had to look up the meaning of "hackneyed" and "ebulliently". Kudos to you.

Seriously, every one of my coworkers works hard to write blogs on top of doing their job.

-- Posted by FST_Pommier on Mon, Oct 13, 2008, at 6:56 PM

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