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November 11th, 2007

(no subject) @ 10:44 pm

Current Mood: ok
Current Music: Herbie Hancock - Watermellon Man

This weekend went reasonably well. I won't write too much about it because I'm pretty tired and I need to get my votes in for LJ Idol tonight. I'd rather do it tonight then have to squeeze it in tomorrow morning.

speaking of, if you read this before 12 eastern tomorrow, and haven't voted for my entry if you liked it, go here to view the three groups of contestants, or here to check the box for the "tribe" that I'm in. Simply search for my name and any other's you liked and click.

Holly and I were together on Saturday, and enjoyed each other as usual. I got to take her to one of my favorite restaurants in Oak Ridge called Flat Water Grille, and she really thought it was nice. After that, we watched a movie that I'd seen at Governor's School back when I was in eleventh grade called Koyaanisqaatzi. Oddly, it's a movie with absolutely no dialogue, and you would think that I wouldn't enjoy it, but I ahd a good describer when I watched it, and really enjoyed what the movie was trying to portray. It basically shows how life is "out of balance". I could go in to greater detail, but I have like zero energy a the moment, and it deserves more energy than I have now.

Oh yeah, di I mention that we watched the game as well on Saturday. I've been catching major flack because Arkansas lost majorly to Tennessee. Oh well, it's just a game, and I'd probably do the same thing to them if we would have won.

That's all that I can write about here. I'm thankful that I've got such a supportive girlfriend, gosh I'm lucky. More soon.
 
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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:November 12th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
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Squee! Philip Glass! I've never actually had the movie described to me, but I LOOOOOOOVE this composer's work! Viva minimalism!
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From:djner
Date:November 12th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Philip Glass = cool. I always listened to it in solitude until I admittedYea for minimalism! That movie would be good in described video, but it would detract from the music. I don't know if you've actually heard that particular album or watched any part of the movie, but you'll be ssaying Koyaanisqaatzi at random times ... just because it's so infectious repeated over an over again. Didn't admit I liked Glass until I met Holly, apparently she's as weird if not weirder than I. Perhaps we should all start a weird liers of music appreciation group?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 12th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, I used to not be able to stand minimalism, but, the more I continue to "give it a try", the more I liked it. Indeed, I find that therre is a certain "way" of listening to it; you can't listen to it like a "normal" piece, say, of country or pop music. That is, you can't listen to it linearly/sequentially. You have to listen to it as a musical idea that evolves gradually over time yet still retains that infinite/circular/cyclical quality. I have both heard excerpts from the album and watched excerpts of the movie. Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach -- the Wierd Al of the Classical Music world) did a parody of the main theme and, instead of repeating the title, he rendered it as something like "too hotsie totsie"...or something like that. (It's been a while since I listened to PDQ Bach's version fo this).
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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:November 12th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Sorry. Stupid LJ didn't log me in. The comment to which I reply was mine.

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