Minor Relapse, Electoral Politics, and Music

January 28th, 2011 by Editor B

Last night FOLC had its annual board election. I was excited but also a little nervous. We had a bigger slate of candidates than ever before, fifteen in all, for eight open seats. I wasn’t up for re-election myself; our terms are staggered and mine ends next year. But I was nervous because there was a real prospect for the four incumbents who were seeking re-election to be displaced. In governmental elections I have a severe anti-incumbent bias, but this is not government, and I find I have a great deal of loyalty to my fellow board members.

We had a great turnout, with over sixty FOLC members in attendance, casting their votes. In the end, the incumbents were all re-elected and we have four new board members who will hopefully provide us with a fresh infusion of energy. I’ve posted the results on the FOLC site.

I ended up having to speak at some length at the meeting, and in order to be heard by 60-odd people I had to raise my voice. Unfortunately my poor throat is still on the mend from whatever viral assault I’ve been fighting; I’ve been getting better daily but last night’s activities set me back a day at least.

Sometimes, there’s a silver lining. Some sore throats seem to skew my voice lower by almost a full octave. Here’s what I sound like today, singing the first part of “Philadelphia” by Magazine.

Philadelphia [Sore Throat] by Editor B

2 Responses to “Minor Relapse, Electoral Politics, and Music”

  1. Brooks Says:

    Don’t guess you’ll be covering Minnie Riperton anytime soon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg

    My childhood was one long throat infection until Touro yanked my tonsils. Has a doctor ever suggested that tonsils might be contributing to your throat troubles?

    Feel better.

  2. Editor B Says:

    Aw, I love that song. Take it down a few clefs and I’m game.

    As for the tonsils, yes, they are an issue (see last week’s post) but my ENT has not suggested having them out.

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