- around yo
- January 10th, 2010
Hello all -
I'm trying to post more regularly, I swear. I remember back in high school/beginning of undergrad that I used to post almost everyday. Well that was then, and I am no longer a teenager, so this is the best you get for now :P
I really have nothing of value to add.
I started reading "Dreams of Armageddon" by H.G. Wells, which is a collection of all of his short stories. Two stories into it, and I would recommend. It's a good, lighter read - and probably a good way to introduce yourself into Wells' writing style - which is pretty fantastic. After reading 3 of his novels, I'm already a fan, so whatever - you should be too.
Other than that, I'm still enjoying my break. I REALLY (emphasis on REALLY) need to pick a thesis topic. I'd like to do something on film scores - for three reasons mostly.
1 - I already know a lot about them & their composers.
2 - I have access to a ton of old recordings by working at Belfer (and since I'm the one that has cataloged them - I researched those recordings)
3 - I frikin love movie scores.
Also - when I got to play with Michael Kamen in 7th grade, that pretty much started me down the road to professional music, so it would be a kind of nice bookend.
Let me know what ya'll think. If you have any concrete ideas/suggestions - that would be GREAT.
P.S. a commercial for The Simpsons just came on - and they were playing "Yellow" by Coldplay in the background and for some reason I thought that was just the funniest marketing idea.