||[Aug. 15th, 2005|10:43 pm]
|||||in between reflective and non||]|
|||||Beethoven string quartet op. 135 IV||]|
WELL, I think it's time for an update.
I'll go backwards.
Today, Sunday, August 15, I drove downtown for the first time! And I watched the Christmas specials from BBC's The Office (my new favorite show, which is incredible). And I talked to some people online, which was really great.
Yesterday was Saturday and I honestly don't remember much. I think I watched The Office some more. Watch the office! It's bloody brilliant! It might be one of tv's greatest shows ever. Thank you Danny! It's available for rent at Pleasant St. but at the moment I have both seasons and the special out, so you'll have to wait. Or just come over and we can watch it together.
Please let me note here that I've been spending hours sitting near the computer speakers listening to classical music, specifically my BEAUTIFUL new recording of Beethoven's late string quartets by the Takacs Quartet. It's sublime. Beethoven is my new hero. And the Debussy and Ravel quartets. And some Shostakovich ones. I am now officially a music dork, if I wasn't enough of one before.
Friday Nell went to Greenwood, and I'm jealous.
Thursday I went to DASAC festival, which was really fun. I got to see friends and their art.
Wednesday and Tuesday can be summed up by the words "ed" and "driver's", but not in that order necessarily.
Monday was another music day. Well, they've all been music days. I also prepared duets with Nell for my cousin's wedding.
Sunday....oh Sunday. I returned on Sunday. And world premiered Luna Wolf's After the Wave. <--- crappy piece. Wait, oh yes, I was also at Greenwood. We performed Brahms' 4th symphony and Hayden's creation at church, where, among other things, I was required to stand against a wall and shout "Praise the Lord" as I turned around. P.S. I also won the best new male waiter award
Before then things are in a blur of snapshot pictures and sounds, to be poetic. I had a really great time at camp. It's too much to explain. I would give you stories, but it would sound too much like "this one time at band camp..." Because the stories are important to me. There was this one time, though, when we were pillow fighting and this kid got a reed stuck up his nose and we had to go to the emergency room. huh huhhu huh!!!!
(just kidding) I actually erased a riveting story and added that fake one, so if you want to hear the real one just ask me. And no it doesn't involve pillow fighting or reeds.
But seriously, I had an incredible time at Greenwood. The people are amazing, the place is unreal in its heavenliness, and the music truly changed me. Even if I can't be at Greenwood, I can have the music.
That being said...
Summer reading time!