Thursday, October 02, 2003

Break out the champagne

i made the Motet recalls. they are on friday. hopefully as long as i don't completely screw up i will be part of Motet this coming year, with the following benefits: getting my messed up voice back in shape; singing some real classical music in latin no less, which i actually prefer to acapella singing; seeing aaron at practice three times a week! and the untold funness of singing during the traditional christmas presentation of Handel's Messiah in Rockefeller Chapel. how cool is that?

in other news: reading J.M Roberts's History of the Twentieth Century this afternoon while waiting for Lipson's class to start, i discovered that the poem i randomly ran into, fell in love with, and used in my UCAS application as a summary of my life's desire three years ago in 2000 is the original source of the phrase 'movers and shakers'. how entirely random. =) here it is, reproduced below [just the first stanza] for your delectation:

Arthur O'Shaughnessy [1844–1881]

Ode

We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

now i am going to go read for a little while, listening to Jacqueline Du Pre play Elgar on my Logitechs at the same time, and wondering how to make my potatoes taste nice for dinner.

report on the Cubs game at bedtime. Game Two tonight.

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