Music Moves Me Monday: Music with the Fox

This week’s 4M is a free choice week. Since a local adaptation of James Brock’s rendition of Aesop’s Fables, which I am a part of, will open this weekend only at a local playhouse here in Nagoya, I dedicate this 4M to the fox.

Everyone knows about the “Tortoise and the Hare” from the Aesop’s Fables collection! But have you heard “The Fox and the Sour Grapes”? Or even the “Donkey and the Lion Skin”? Or perhaps, “The Fox and the Crow”?

Why did I choose the fox for this 4M? Well, that is because I am playing the character of the Fox in one of the fables. I also play the role of Betty who is a bit of a snob and wants everything her way, think Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls or a snobby rich girl from Clueless. (Note: This play features humans transforming into different animals, It’s also an ensemble play.) I can’t reveal the whole story (but you can find parts of the play on Google Books) as you have to come to Nagoya to see it! Of course, I can post the highlight video when it comes out.

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A Musical Metal Battery for National Battery Day

According to Cathy, today is National Battery Day. I didn’t know there was such a day! I searched online to find out what it is about. What I found that, according to the National Day Calendar, it is a day “to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives.” It is a great day to check your fire alarm batteries to see if they are working as well as your emergency supplies like battery-powered radios and flashlights. I know my smoke alarm works, I accidentally set it off some months ago when I used powerful chemicals to kill a bug on the ceiling. I wasn’t harmed (the chemical spray is used to paralyze cockroaches) but I was scared when this sound came on:

There is a fire! There is a fire!
Please evacuate as soon as possible.
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