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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Spring fever

I haven't written in a while, mainly because I am horrible sick. Some throat thing. I don't think it's strep, but I've had an excruciatingly sore throat for going on four days now, plus general utter wretchedness. Most of the school has it, or has recently had it, and Matt came down with it right before me. I went to sleep on Thursday at 3pm and when I woke up, twenty-four hours later, Rostropovich was dead. Also, I missed classes, which is never a good thing this close to the end of semester. Damnit.

Today is so beautiful, though. We're in that three-week window right now when the weather in Pennsylvania has the potential to be perfect. Thinking of blowing off schoolwork and going to Longwood Gardens.

I'm trying to write a mensuration canon with a L'homme Armé cantus firmus as a reaction to Virginia Tech and assorted other events, like the Iraq War. So far, it sounds very depressing.

Writing a blog is useful because I point people to Wikipedia links which end up informing me. I didn't know that Karl Jenkins wrote an Armed Man mass for peace. That's sort of why I'm borrowing L'homme Armé too. Darn. Guess I'll have to check out his work before I go any further.

  • I have a terrible desire to see this awful-looking movie from a few years ago called Equilibrium. It's all very Year Zero (humans forced by despotic regime to take drugs that suppress emotions, etc), but Christian Bale playing at kung fu with guns is fun-looking.

  • Dog Police. I watched this again and again and again.

  • The Revealer: Teenage Holy War. Another good impetus for the L'homme Armé piece.
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