Thursday, March 22, 2007


Tomorrow I begin a one month saga of house sitting. Due to my parinoid nature and tendancy to assume the worst, I can only assume that will wind up being a comical and most likely tragic affair.

I decided, seeing as how my days will be filled with a whole lot of nothing to do, I'll take up two things:

Jogging and movie watching.

I figure I may as well make the most of not having the risk of wild animals chasing me, and take up running again. Also, I've become a terribly scrawny weakling and I decided that needs to change.

But on top of that, I have accumulated a huge list of movies I have to see. I need to revise the list, because I've knocked a few of the titles off, but it will be a good way to kill time.

On top of that, I'll have to practise audition pieces a lot. For those who don't know, I made an application to UVic's music department. I haven't heard back from them, and am both anxiously awaiting a responce, and dreading it at the same time. My repetoire is quite possibly the most clich├ęd possible. This only really makes sense of you're a classical music snob (which I'm sort of afraid of becoming) but I'll be performing the Prelude of Bach's Cello Suite #1 and Camille Saint Saen's "The Swan" from his "Carnival of Animals". Quite possibly the two most famous cello pieces every written. This is quite unfortunate, because I think they are highly over rated in comparison to the Dvorak Cello Concerto Concerto, or the Debussy Cello Sonata, and of course, the brilliant Saint Saens' Cello Concerto in A minor (ignore the lame slide show, the quality of the performance is spectacular). But because I suck at cello, there's no way I could possibly pull of playing any of those, in this time frame, or given any amount of time really.

Okay, enough of being a music snob on the internet. I have to go for a cello lesson right now and have all my ambitions crushed briskly in my brief half hour lesson.


Also, please feel free to leave any movie recommendations.


T.R. said...

I want you to see "300" because Xerxes the demi god looks like a tranny and the Iranians are pissed because of the way the Persian army is depicted.

I think you should watch, Slither, Dawn of the Dead, The Birds, Alien one and two, Suicide Club, Abnormal Beauty, or Battle Royale.

The last three are asian horror flicks.

Oh or Taro the Dragon Boy is fucking sweet, but I can't find it anywhere.

xoxo said...

God damn, don't be ashamed that you're becoming a classical music snob -- that's so rad. I'm envious, I wish I knew half the stuff you were talking about. Maybe you can enlighten me sometime to the basics.

I watched the video with Yo-Yo Ma. It took forever for him to play but it was pretty fucking amazing when he did. Dayum. Which really made me think of this Youtube video which you will presently watch.

When it comes to Yo-Yo:

I found the fact that both are Japanese and have something to do with "Yo-Yo". Plus, it's crazy. I wish I was talented at something ridiculous.

Naomi said...

I saw 300 twice (I only wanted to see it once, I got dragged to it a second time becuase I was too lazy to drive home)

I've seen Slither, Dawn of the Dead, all the Alien films, but I really want to see Suicide Club. I'll watch all the other ones you suggested if I can find them.

That yo-yo kid is extremely impressive.

Anonymous said...

interesting. my roomates are moving out and I may loose my home. i hope i can take control of the house, then find two other people to share the rent with me. i saw 300 and thought meh. i mean it has an interesting look and all but yeah the demi god is creepy and kinda like a certain ex bball palyer.
-matthew shaw is your hero

Castrati said...

just look at the imdb top 250 and pick some ???

mitch said...

Omi you need to wath ping pong the movie, oh those japanese people make funny movies

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