Spent most of the day playing Baldur's Gate, but I did work some… - that yellow bastard

recent entries:
friends | friends2:
archive:
my friendfeed:
about me:



tags
about me advice art atlanta being yellow books cars climbing comics dad fic food games gaming geekism go gators hell is... holy crap home insomnia language meme money movies music odd poetry poker politics quotes singletude spam tech this sucks travel tv why i rule why i suck work

more bastard
bronze vip archives
notes of a code poet
friendster
furious ming
del.icio.us
dude check this out
pandora
that bastard multiples

that bastard suggests
nandot
cap'n ken
coffee achiever
el guapo
bad news hughes

the stack
secret history:

the queue
battlestar galactica::

April 27th, 2003


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
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

Leave a comment )

Go to Top:
LiveJournal.com