And, boy, does it ever drag when you're not. February hit me with two bouts of laryngitis and a host of shows, none of which I missed. I think my training prepared me to sing in a healthy way, even when sick. And, for performers, the thrill is always there, whether we're debilitated or not. There's something about a live audience (as opposed to a dead one—I've had a few of those) that energizes and makes you dig deep. But here we are now, half way through March, and I'm almost back to full vocal health.
This week and next, I'm in the studio providing vocals for a CD to benefit Angels In Waiting, the charity that has offered to financially help "OctoMom" Nadya Suleman raise her 14 children. BTW, there are very few words that rhyme with "octuplets." Note: Angels in Waiting estimates it will cost $135,000 a month to care for Suleman's eight babies -- born nine and a half weeks premature in January -- around the clock. Suleman currently has no job, receives food stamps and supports her children with disability payments.)