Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GBGC #18: Wish You Were Here (and when I say 'you' I mean Diego Forlán)

Up until a few years ago, I didn't know the first thing about soccer (futbol, Fußball, football). In fact, I wasn't such a sports fan at all. Then a rather clever director (Regisseur) cast me in an operetta (light opera, Singspiel) playing the role of a tomboy. I had to juggle a ball during my monologue (not juggle, like with three balls, but soccer juggling - keeping the ball in the air using every appendage except your hands). 
This lead to me joining the theater soccer team, and even playing in the Bavarian "Theater Cup."
Now, I am caught up yet again in World Cup fever. It's really quite a special time in Europe - the sidewalks lined with plasma televisions, vuvuzelas resounding throughout the town, and people coming together for a common, if frivolous, cause. In this video, I show off a few of my best moves.


  1. I LOVE bad guitar channel!!!!!!

  2. ....ummm, it's Forlan. But Megan loves him too, so I guess US opera singers think alike.

    That's a seriously spooky echo effect btw.

  3. Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh Scheiße! Thanks, Patrick McSpelcheck. I had a pretty bad case of brain-farts last night. Have to lay off the chorizo. :-)

  5. If you're on facebook, you might want to look up "Michael Hap Hapner" and take a look at his photo album called "HAP'S WORLD OF STRINGS"... there are some guitars/ukes that you might like.

  6. like the song & the way you played... ;)