all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (you and me)
It is possible that I depend on sticky notes to an unhealthy degree. I only have about… 500 sticky notes floating around my room, bookbag, and car. Some of them are directions, some of them are assignments or appointments, some of them are just something in my head that I thought sounded good.

But they're everywhere.

On the other hand, I tend to get my assignments in on time and remember to go to my appointments now, so maybe it's ok.

In other news, I have a new musical love--Nick Drake--and it is only unfortunate that he has been dead for about the past 35 years. By all reports a vastly unhappy man, but he wrote some lovely music. Have only heard his last record so far, as I want to save the other two up for a bit. Anyway, Nick Drake. Go listen.

Feeling a little sad today, so it's probably a good thing I'm going out to a movie with friends in a couple of hours. This too shall pass/all things end.

Sometimes I wish my life had a happier mantra, but this is the one I know to be true. Be it good or bad, everything passes away and all things come to an end. I have been trying, recently, not to grasp and hold on to things so desperately, because I have come to realize that it only makes things worse.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (everything connected)
Have Nemo stuck in my head. At least it's off of Once, which Chris Mitchell gave me, so it was retained for sentimental value after the general purge. The upshot of this is that it will still be stuck in my head, but I'll be able to have more than "Oh how I wish / for soothing rain / all I wish is to dream again" running through my head over and over and over.
all_strange_wonders: (8 londo squee)
I love Slings and Arrows not with a fiery passion, but with a deep abiding love. It has catchy music (see the awesome opening song for each season), wonderful acting (see the whole freaking cast, but especially Paul Gross as Geoffrey Tennant), and more great dialogue than you can shake a stick at (and more than I can list in parentheses).

If you have not heard of Slings and Arrows, please accept my heartiest recommendation that you view it at your earliest convenience. It's three seasons of 6 episodes apiece, and it's an absolute delight. There are madmen and lovers and ghosts and villains and charmingly cynical old gay men. It is, in some ways, a love song to the theater--not only to the good, the times when everything is flying, but to the banal and the times when everything comes crashing down. And, of course, it is a love song to everything Shakespeare can be, when done properly and directed by a madman.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (stephen fry = awesome)
This may be my favorite of all the carols we're singing for the Christmas concert this weekend. It is hauntingly lovely, and the pleasure I take in singing it could only be improved if we were actually using the middle english.

Of on that is so fayre and bright
Velut maris stella,
Brighter than the day is light,
Parens et puella:
Ic crie to thee, thou see to me,
Levedy preye thi Sone for me,
Tam pia,
That Ic mote come to thee.
Maria.

Levedy, flour of alle thing,
Rosa sine spina,
Thu bere Jhesu, hevene king,
Gratia divina:
Of alle thu berst the pris,
Levedy, quene of paradys
Electa:
Mayde milde, Moder.
es Effecta.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (storm-bringer)
I have some weird brain mashup of Rains in Asia and Suzie stuck in my head. It is strangely appropriate for my mood.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (a nice doomsday)
It is bad to be a student who has left arguably the most important part of a major project to the last minute, especially when "the last minute" is Monday night and you've already had 2 hours of choral rehearsal and had to clean up cat vomit as soon as you got home.

It is going to be a long, long night, and I haven't been getting enough sleep recently as it is.

I will be so glad when this semester is over. I've pretty much even lost the energy to write by the time everything is done with in a day, and two choir rehearsals and a sunday service is getting to be Too Much on top of school. The natural conclusion would be to drop the one I'm not paying for, but every time I miss even one rehearsal--nevermind a sunday--Larry freaks out and my mom comes home saying everyone was asking her why I wasn't there. It would be really nice if we had another young, able soprano so that they didn't lean on me so much to fill that role.

But we don't.

And the end is not yet nigh, unless we're talking about the end of my sanity. That's so close I can almost touch it.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (Default)
Went to see Richard Thompson is Greensboro last night, and he was in even better form than usual. Played some old standards, but the best by far was 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. It was the absolute best rendition I've ever heard him play. Just absolutely amazing. Hoping it'll pop up on the 'net somewhere, because… just wow.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (and really bad eggs)
Once upon a time there was an ocean. But now it's a mountain range. Something unstoppable set into motion. Nothing is different, but everything's changed.
It's a dead end job, and you get tired of sittin'. And it's like a nicotine habit you're always thinking about quittin'. I think about quittin' every day of the week. When I look out my window it's brown and it's bleak.
Outta here. How am I gonna get outta here? I'm thinking outta here. When am I gonna get outta here? And when will I cash in my lottery ticket, and bury my past with my burdens and strife? I want to shake every limb in the garden of Eden, and make every lover the love of my life.
I figure that once upon a time I was an ocean. But now I'm a mountain range. Something unstoppable set into motion. Nothing is different, but everything's changed.


--"Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean", Paul Simon

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