Stuck in the Seattle airport, waiting out a weather delay. Grant (Loehnig) is teaching us about Xhosa, the language he learned while studying abroad in South Africa. It’s a great language to sing in. The vowels are completely pure, like in Italian. And there are three different “clicks” represented by the letters C, Q and X. If he were to write art songs, he would compose them in Xhosa. He knows a song about your dress getting wet when it rains, and if (/when) it rains in San Francisco (our destination), he will teach us to sing it.
Lee Anne asks me to remind prospective Studio Artist auditionees that everyone will be asked to perform a monologue. Don’t be surprised :) And please rock it. (We love monologues:))
Boarding! Back soon…