Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
I spent almost four hours turning this:
It was mind-numbingly dull.
There were $2,476.25 worth of quarters.
10 quarters per stack, with 4x10 groups of stacks. Each group had $100 in it.
But I wore my new shoes that I got yesterday, and they kept me comfortable as I stayed on my feet:
After I was done, I went home and transposed some music for alto saxophone into concert
pitch, so I could play it on the flute for Joseph… Dreamcoat.
While doing so, I found this nifty little notation anomaly:
For those of you who can read music, finger through measure SOMETHING. See if there’s anything weird about it to you.
For those of you who cannot read music, I’ll tell you what’s weird about it.
If you look at the notes in measure SOMETHING, you will see that the noteheads progressively rise from the beginning of the measure to the end.
However, the accidentals in front of them mean that the third note is actually lower than the second note.
In other words, IT’S STUPID AND MISLEADING.
Thanks, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The show looks really good, though! Come see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as presented by the Davie High Arts Department on May 27-30 at the Brock Performing Arts Center!
Friday, May 21, 2010
- Tomorrow morning, my sister and brother-in-law are going to Uganda.
- Last night, my choir director had a heart attack. He's alive, and evidently he's doing better, but still. He had a heart attack.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
- practicing. The focus of learning new music, and of learning a new instrument, will give me a distraction.
- reading. Evidently I'm an escapist.
- getting a job. having a paycheck will give me the sense of moving very concretely towards the first thing I will be doing when the summer ends- Austria.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
- T.E.A. Cafe
- Eskimo Sno (Why did I not discover this place sooner?)
- The Caf (I know... weird, right?)
- ripping CD's from the Fine Arts Library
- Going to the Mont after Chapter
- SAI Bake Sales
- Raising Canes
- Hearing the organ in Gothic Hall every day
- Orange Tree ---> Orange Leaf
- the most unpredictable weather I've ever experienced
- The complete lack of orange
- BJ's <------ it's a restaurant.
- Sooner Rocks
- biking almost everywhere I go
Thursday, May 13, 2010
- changed my mind about six million times about what I want to do with my life
- become a brother at the Mu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- learned and performed music by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Scriabin, Chopin, and Debussy on the piano
- sung in Mendelssohn's Elijah with an orchestra
- made crepe desserts at a fair
- marched in a 300ish person marching band in front of thousands of fans on multiple occasions
- survived a tornado
- learned that I really want to be a teacher
- made a bunch of really excellent friends
- discovered an issue that I care a lot about, and want to work to improve
- discovered the minimum amount of sleep that I require in order to function the next day
- made a music video
- more than doubled the amount of music that I have on my laptop
- premiered a piece of music
- developed more efficient practice habits
- grown (somewhat) into more of an adult than I was before I went to college (I hope)
- had more late-night conversations than I can remember
- developed a love-hate relationship with Burger King
- stumbled across a newfound love for snowcones and stir fry (not at the same time)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
- When the first thing that comes out of your teacher's mouth is, "you were supposed to be here 30 minutes ago."
- When you actually were not supposed to be there 30 minutes ago, but your teacher is stubborn and insists that you are incorrect, although you've been
- When you're coughing up phlegm and matching pitch is difficult, much less achieving a beautiful tone.
- When your teacher cannot remember basic facts about previous lessons, like what pieces you're doing, the name of your accompanist, or whether or not you are taking primary or secondary lessons.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
- It only got better because I was focusing on how mad I was at you.
- I think you're wrong. I don't think it would be as much of a problem as you think it would be. But maybe I'm just being optimistic and hopeful, as I am prone to do.
- You are amazing, and I appreciate that you have suffered through with me.
- Um. That needs to stop. Now. Seriously, you sicken me.
- That too. Except with a different interpretation of sicken.
- WE NEED TO TALK. I have the feeling this summer will be filled with storytelling. And I'm totally up for that.