2 thoughts and then I am going to bed.
I need to get out of here. Thanks to Michael I just remembered performing Rihards Dubra’s Oculus non vidit with the CNU Chamber Choir on our concert tour of Italy a few years ago… I need to find more of his work.
perpetualjourney replied to your post: A Boy and a Girl by ericwhitacre Stretched out… So you kinda turned me on to Eric Whitacre… I’ve even brought him up to some of my floormates, we all like him now :) This is excellent news!
A Boy and a Girl by ericwhitacre Stretched out on the grass a boy and a girl. Savoring their oranges, giving their kisses like waves exchanging foam. Stretched out on the beach, a boy and a girl. Savoring their limes, giving their kisses like clouds exchanging foam. Stretched out underground, a boy and a girl. Saying nothing, never kissing, giving silence for silence. Octavio Paz (1914-1998)...
I think it's important that we all remember the...
I also need to be Wesley from The Princess Bride.
Me: I need to be the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for Halloween.
Caroline: The Child Catcher is terrifying.
Me: I know.
Me: It's perfect.
Me: I need to get a wagon.
Me: I'll just follow children around.
Me: Instead of staying at my house.
Caroline: GREAT IDEA.
Caroline: You'll get arrested.
Me: Ok. I won't follow children around.
Me: I'll just go through the streets.
Me: Plus - it's Halloween. You can't get arrested for being creepy.
Things I need to be for Halloween sometime (that I...
The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Age of Adz Sufjan Stevens Mephistopheles from the most recent Met production of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust. (I don’t think I have the skill or the budget to put this one together.)
Scott: Children just walked into my house.
Me: They what?!
Scott: They walked into my house.
Scott: They opened the front door
Scott: And walked inside.
Me: Against the rules!
Scott: That is not how Halloween works.
Me: Not at all.
I made Caroline put this on her Tumblr because I was too lazy. Now I'll just reblog it.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-30) →
Jim Dale (118) Patrick Wolf (29) Eric Whitacre (23) Imogen Heap (7) Polyphony (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Unless you are able and willing to produce a good...
I HEARTILY ACCEPT the motto, That government is best which governs least; and I...– Henry David Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government (1849)
You know how sometimes you are so tired your eyes...
I want heated socks.
In 1951, John Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An...– Cage’s realisation as he saw it of the impossibility of silence which led to the composition of 4′33″ (via minnielikes) John Cage is a really interesting composer, and I’d like to learn more about him. Some of his work is legitimate, but I cannot feel the same way about 4’33”. I...
Jess G.: Really?
Jess G.: CREEP BY TLC?!
Me: I was listening to the Radiohead one.
Me: And then that one came on.
Me: While I was looking for Eric Whitacre.
Jess G.: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Me: Damn you, Spotify.
Remember that time I was complaining about there...
Dear gentleman sitting at the next table over in...
If you are going to play WOW in public, I think we would all appreciate it if you would bathe first and not yell at your fellow gamers through your microphone.
I just got home from church and have a little time...
I am pretty sure that I am dying. Of cold. Right now.
There may not be a reason to share your cake. It... →
freebroccoli: There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are. -Lemony Snicket This sort of reasoning is rather popular today. It appears in...
Guess who is wearing two pairs of socks, flannel...
Me. I am. Because it’s FUCKING ANTARCTICA IN MY HOUSE.
God on a wheel.
It’s 39 degrees outside and we have no heat. I am going to freeze to death tonight.
Things I bought this week:
the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra’s recording of Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum, Silouan’s Song, Magnificat, and Berliner Messe a CD set of Igor Stravinsky’s sacred works Gesualdo: The Man & His Music by Glenn Watkins a copy of The Oxford Book of Carols from 1954 (edited by Percy Dearmer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Martin Shaw) a copy of...
Type these words into your music library and name... →
Happy - “Happy oh thrice happy” from G.F. Handel’s Joshua Love - “Accidentally in Love” - Counting Crows Hate - “Diary of Hate” from Michael Nyman’s The End of the Affair score Light - “Seek Out Light” from Will Todd’s Among Angels Dark - “Alicia Discovers Nash’s Dark World” from James Horner’s A...
The Liberty Idaho: Envy →
libertyidaho: If I could change one thing about modern culture it would be envy. First, we need to understand the difference between greed and envy. Greed is a part of human nature. Greed is the desire to increase the amount of money you have, success you have, or increase the quality of something you have in your life. However, envy is usually the desire to bring down somebody elses way of...
Really bad at parties.
like a virus needs a body as soft tissue feeds on blood some day i’ll...– Björk (lyrics to Virus on her new album, “Biophilia”) These lyrics make me a little uncomfortable but are also kind of sweet.
andretto90 replied to your photo: This is my Halloween costume. I hope I see someone… As someone who is of Mexican descent, you’re representing the race well. Thank you for the endorsement.
I don't understand people who automatically...
good-gollymissmolly: I will not respect you until you have proven yourself worthy of respect. I won’t disrespect you, nor will I respect you.