10-May-04: height 1.90m, weight 108.1kg ... i've lost a couple of kilos, and gained a couple of centimeters.
Ah, the marvels of correct posture.
There's an interesting correspondence between yoga and correct support for singing. Both involve a straight spine, relaxed muscles, and controlled breathing. Probably not a coincidence.
I have been trying to straighten my spine by sleeping on a harder bed. Getting less sleep, but it seems to be working.
Another thing about singing: the trick seems to be finding postural energy minima. It doesn't require great strength, but instead finess. Any tension squeezes the voice.
Australian Idol auditioners said, quite accurately, that I was too nervous. That was pretty much all they said (they had several thousand people to audition...)... Oh well, nervousness is just a parameter, i'll try again next year.