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03 July 2010 @ 05:11 pm
"Baroque Hoedown" by Perrey & Kingsley is the song from Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade. It is also the song from the credits of El Chapulin Colorado ("The Red Grasshopper"), a Mexican TV series that was the inspiration for the Bumblebee Man from The Simpsons.
30 June 2010 @ 12:50 am
Hey guys! I posted here pretty recently, but it wasn't a very contentful post.
27 June 2010 @ 04:56 pm
Hey guys! I haven't posted here in a while.
17 September 2009 @ 08:44 am
I have a job! This is where I will be working. It is in San Francisco and I start on November 1.
04 September 2009 @ 06:24 pm
Bach Prelude in a minor

(I freely admit that yes, I am doing everything in my power to become just like this man when I grow old:

21 August 2009 @ 09:49 pm
From the Wikipedia article on organist E. Power Biggs:
His critics of the time included rival concert organist Virgil Fox, who was known for a more flamboyant, colorful style of performance. Fox decried Biggs' insistence on historical accuracy, claiming it was "relegating the organ to a museum piece." However, most observers agree that Biggs "should be given great credit for his innovative ideas as far as the musical material he recorded, and for making the organs he recorded even more famous."

Let us take a moment to consider.

1) There is (or rather, was) a prominent organist whose name was E. Power Biggs.

2) He had an ongoing rivalry with a flamboyant, colorful organist named Virgil Fox.

I think I would pay good money to see this movie.
05 August 2009 @ 05:51 pm
I'm currently staying at the Ariau Towers, a lodge in the middle of the jungle. There's a duck here. In the middle of the Amazon rain forest. A duck. He waddles around the same section of the lodge every evening, without fail. He's got to be the only duck for miles around. He is amazing.

30 July 2009 @ 11:51 am
I said I'd blog about the trip here, but it's been really busy and internet has been kinda spotty and I don't think I'll ever get around to recapping it all! Sorry about that, I guess. But it's okay because I think everyone always thinks it is kind of annoying when their friends talk about all the things they are doing on trips, because the everything is invariably much more interesting for the people who are on the trip than for the people listening about it.
24 July 2009 @ 12:13 am
I will try to blog about my trip to Brazil here!

Yesterday I flew into Miami where I met up with my cousin, Annie. We stayed the night at a Hampton Inn & Suites near the airport.

The next morning we woke up at ~5am to make our 8:10 flight. From Miami we flew to Manaus, at which point we went through customs and transferred to another flight that took us to Recife. The Manaus-Recife flight took a while because the plane made stops at both Belém and Fortaleza on the way there.

Everyone has been telling me about how dangerous Brazil is and how I am sure to get stabbed and shot and burgled while I am here. And if that does not happen, so I am told, then at the very least I will come down with eight different kinds of tropical diseases. Which is really just the sort of thing you want to hear when you are going on a trip! It has made me a bit paranoid and anxious, but I am hoping to settle down and actually start enjoying myself tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, that will be the day we check out of our hotel and move into the hostel. I have never stayed in a hostel (that I can remember, anyway) but it sounds like it could be pretty fun if there are interesting people there. I hope it is not like that Eli Roth film, because then I don't think it would be very fun at all. I never saw the movie, but I think I got the gist of it from the promotional materials.