I love opera, bluegrass, burger joints and fictional detectives. Mostly, but not always, in that order. Formerly of Dunedin, formerly of Sydney, now travelling the world with the tenor in my life (Stuart Skelton) and blogging as I go.
When digital technologies unite, how happy their state
Those who disapprove of my incorporating Twitter into this blog should avert their eyes now: you won't like this.
Now, if you're still reading, you might like to know that I've decided to mark the opening of Opera Australia's Winter Season with a bit of an experiment: for the first time, I'm going to try Twittering/Tweeting (I'm still not sure of the verb) from the opera. Let me make this very clear: not during the performance. That's something which a few people around the internet have been suggesting but I could never ever do it. No. But before, and during interval, and perhaps on the train ride home? That I think I might be able to manage. And it might even be quite fun. So, join me if you wish: as usual, my latest updates will appear in the sidebar to your right; and if you want to see more — or if you prefer a slightly larger font size — my full Twitter profile and feed are here.
One more thing: I'm attempting, maybe a bit optimistically but maybe not, to establish a hashtag for Opera Australia discussion. For the last couple of days, I've tagged most of my OA-related updates with "#oa2009". So if anyone else out there is in the Twitterverse (yes, I said it, sorry) and happens to be posting messages about this year's season, I'd warmly invite you to use the same tag. Then anyone could search #oa2009 and see what was being said. Wouldn't that be nice?
Anyway, the fatal hour comes on apace and it's time I put my heels on and boarded a train to Circular Quay. See you there, perhaps.