Really, folks, when I say I get to work with some of the most incredibly talented people?
Shrew Opening – this is the opening theme for Shrew. Listen to it. It’s gorgeous.
I gave Dave a laundry list of pie in the sky wishes for the music. He gave me stuff that’s beautiful.
(if anyone is a professional musician and feeling picky, also understand that I don’t have the final mastered version – this is the draft he sent me – and I love it.)
Today was a rough morning – full day of rehearsal yesterday and then an evening of personal obligations left me with little sleep. Call me one grumpy director.
Then I opened an email from Dave-the-composer. It had all the music he’s worked on this past week for me (11 different pieces, where he’d taken my “I don’t know ANYTHING about music” ramblings and had turned them into gorgeous pieces of music. There’s some minor tweaks I’ve asked him to make, but for the most part, I have my themes for Lucentio/Bianca, Petruchio & Kate. They’re gorgeous. The request I’d made to have a blended theme for Petruchio & Kate – something I figured I was asking him to stand on his head and walk on water for me for – not only exists, but makes me happy in ways I cannot begin to explain.
Doing a show from the ground up like this is hard – harder than I had originally anticipated (for who would take risks if they truly understood all the pitfalls they would face?), but moments like this, where I get to see the results come and lift me up make this a risk I’m gloriously glad I took.
Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend"
I have finally laughed listening to that song. Mostly because now I have a very clear mental image of both Jack Layton & Stéphane Dion singing it.....
Looking at my schedule for this week, I think I have to make a new icon....oy.
For all that follows, please think "band that does music with lyrics"
What, in your opinion, not mass-market sales numbers, if the best album that's come out in the past decade?
Why? What draws you to it?
What, in your opinion of the mass-market sales numbers, is the best selling album that's come out in the past decade?
Again, why? Does that change your opinion of it's quality? If so, how so?
What draws you to buy a new CD?
1. Go to your media player/mp3 player and put it all on shuffle.
2. Say the following questions aloud, and after each one press Next Song.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.
Disclaimer from me: I'm too lazy to pick a good playlist, but if something classical comes up, I'll hit next again. And to make it so I don't seem 'em coming, I'll actually hit shuffle after I ask each question.
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Yes, suburban_mom, I am one of the luckiest critters alive - that horseshoe is still firmly wedged.
Music is mine and shall be mine and all is good.
Now to use the energy I'm getting for
(I need a new icon...)