More lit. stuff

There’s a Readers Group meeting tomorrow evening.


Hold on to your hats…

I’m chairing it.

The Lovely S, who normally runsย the meeting with the sensitivity of Herbert von Karajan and the delicacy of a brain surgeon,ย is in the Land of My Fathers for the week.

So it falls to someone else to chair the forum and for reasons far too complicated to detail…

I have been ‘nominated’.

So rearrange these words in to a well-known phrase or saying: Myself, crapping, am, I.

This is way worse than any professional presentation I’ve ever done – and far worse than any case conference I’ve ever attended.

It’s scary stuff being in a roomfull of people who are significantly more intelligent than oneself and trying to fill The Lovely S’s shoes!


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8 Responses to More lit. stuff

  1. hellojed says:

    Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do a fantastic job.

  2. froggywoogie says:

    Just be as dictatorial as this good old Herbert Von was and it’ll all do good lol.

    Good luck, I know you’ll be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Brennig says:

    Hello hellojed and welcome; pull up a chair, make yourself at home. Tea? Coffee? I do a mean hot chocolate if you prefer. I’d offer you a biscuit but I’ve only got half a packet left and… well… you know.

    The daunting thing is these people know I’m a writer (and it’s obvious from my behaviour during these sessions that I’m enthused about reading good writing); normally I hide behind The Lovely S – she has a way of smiling at me that is a clear signal that I’m in danger of boiling over; it reins me back, gently.

    Without her there I’ll feel exposed to them, I must try and put my enthusiasms away tomorrow – these folk are brilliant readers and tremendously knowledgeable.

    Hi FW, Herbert Von K was renown for his tact and above average people skills. Some conductors (Sir Thomas Beecham springs to mind) had the guile and tact of a gunboat. It was said that Herbert Von K was so skillful he could even get a tune out of a Soprano (that’s a bit of Baritone humour for you). ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. froggywoogie says:

    “It was said that Herbert Von K was so skillful he could even get a tune out of a Soprano ”
    That just made me laugh aloud!

  5. Mya says:

    As long as it’s Soph’s shoes you’re filling…and not your pants…you’ll be fine!

    Mya x Lowering the tone again, as usual.

    Merde – as they say in France (instead of break a leg. ?? Odd these Frenchies, you know…

  6. Brennig says:

    FW: glad to help. The Beecham anecdotes are legion but my favourite is when a female cellist was murdering a piece of music Beecham stopped the orchestra and said: “Madam, you have between your legs the capacity to give great pleasure, and yet all you can do is sit there and scratch at it.”

    Mya: lower away. rofl!

  7. froggywoogie says:

    ROFLMAO!!! Brilliant! I like that!
    Hmmmm should I tell Mya I’m French? lol

  8. froggywoogie says:

    Something that just came back into my mind about Herbert Von K and his “tact”: I remember once, years ago when he was still alive, there was a documentary about a piece of Mozart Opera he was conducting (can’t remember which one). So they were repeting, Herbert, the orchestra, and two singers: a man and a woman. Herbert stopped them and told the guy “hey what’s that, give more conviction in your singing, remember you want to put her in your bed tonight!”