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I think we all have something that is so much a part of our lives that it always surprises us when someone hasn’t heard about it. You might meet people who haven’t read Harry Potter or someone who haven’t seen the Lord of the Rings movies.

For me it’s always surprising when I meet someone who haven’t seen or heard about Buffy, the Vampire Slayer )
luna_norvegese: (leonard > the winter is coming on fast)
God, this upsets me so much.

Rachel Maddow reports on Decorated Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach, an F-15 fighter pilot and 18-year veteran of the Air Force. He is ready to deply again, but the military is firing him under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", two years short of being able to retire with full pension benefits.

I don't understand how this can even be possible these days. Is it really that difficult to repeal it?

He supports repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security. Well, thank God that he's doing it in a sensible way, because imagine if he would just have thrown gay people at the military and forced them to all wear sequins and learn all of Cher's songs by heart! *headdesk*
luna_norvegese: (kate > piece of hope holding us together)
So, since I posted the whole complaint about my Defined Assignment I thought I should also post what I actually ended up doing. Believe it or not, I'm actually kind of happy with it! Of course, it needs to be developed further. There are things that needs to be fixed still (some of the ornamentations in particular), but I something to work out from now, which is fantastic.

La Sagesse as performed by me in class today.

If you've got any comments I would love to hear them. :)
luna_norvegese: (radka > take these broken wings and fly)
First of all, a big hello to all of you reading this! Don't be afraid to comment and say hello (or whatever you feel like saying), because isn't meeting new people why we're all here for? :)

But now, over to the srs bsns.

It's not funny having to do something you really can't. Right now I'm two seconds from banging a hole in the wall out of pure frustration.

The thing is that we're currently working on our Defined Assignments at school, which basically means that they give us a song that is far outside our comfort zone and then we have to learn it. I thought it was a good idea until I found out that they obviously hate me and have given me a song that has no basic structure, is a capella the whole way through, is packed with ornamentations (which I am terrible at) and on top of that they didn't even manage to give me the lyrics. And so I had to sit down and transcribe the whole bloody thing.

Here is a link to the song, if you want to check it out. It's called La Sagesse (Women, I'm Calling You) and is sung by Sheila Chandra, who is brilliant (as you can see in this), but just so far from what I usually do.

I suppose I should be happy that they challenge me and make me grow as a singer, but right now I'm just so exhausted that I'd rather sing a thousand Mozart arias (and me and Mozart aren't really good friends when it comes to his arias).

On a happier note I can now grunt. So if nothing else works I could always become the vocalist for a metal band (and become the new Angela Gossow). Good to know.

Intro post

May. 5th, 2009 09:53 pm
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There is nothing worse than an empty journal, so I felt the need to write the intro post sooner rather than later.

Well, how this Dreamwidth thing will turn out I'm not sure yet, but I hope that it won't just fade into nothing, like InsaneJournal kind of did.

One day at the time, I guess.



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