Here are a few samples of Avuncular Brian's replies to some of his fan's questions:
Gagging in Wagner
Here’s the deal - you can’t affect your performance by responding to acts of nature (or, in this case, acts against nature). But once you get off the risers, all bets are off!
Try something that will get his attention. My recommendation? Dutch Oven. During a colder rehearsal night, bring a fleece hoodie jacket with you - when break begins, find everyone you can who has gas and have them fart into it. Then, while you’re outside during break, offer it up & when he puts it on, pull the hood over his nose!
Seriously, ever tried talking to him? I mean, really? I’m sure there are others around you who’re in the same boat. Nothing like peer pressure to take off the gastric pressure!
Dear Avuncular Brian,Everyone on our visual team tells me I need to show more facial expression while I’m singing. I know I’m doing a great job and I’m pretty sure they’re just harassing me because they’re jealous. Should I leave and go to a better, bigger chorus who will appreciate my amazing talent?
Hey, Shane -
You are a real dumb@$$, y’know that?