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April 27th, 2003

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Spent most of the day playing Baldur's Gate, but I did work some productivity into it--while I played, I taped South Park, Black Sash, Smallville, Buffy and Angel for batnandu, and at one point, I had the Pathfinder's oil changed.

I still need to check on what's up with the exhaust system leak...

When I got home from the oil change, I found an Amazon box on my doorstep. The contents: Music from Cirque du Soleil's O, and Blue Man Group, The Complex.

The Complex, with its rock influences, is an orthogonal opposite to how I previously described O's soundtrack--the distorted guitars, and syncopated rhythm-driven songs make me want to get all jungle boogie. But all the beats belie some really intricate melodies.

Of the Music from O, however, I don't think I've felt this way about a work of music since Patrick Doyle's The Wedding Night or the second movement to Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto #2. I could listen to the first and last track on repeat for hours, swelling with emotion. I'm having trouble deciding if the visual spectacle of the show or the sweeping music is more beautiful.

And it's precisely this cathartic lyricism that's keeping me awake after only getting five hours of sleep last night.
Current Mood: [mood icon] tired
Current Music: "Jeux d'eau" - Benoit Jutras

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