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Is this thing on? [Aug. 18th, 2013|10:16 pm]
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Hey, look, I still have a Livejournal account! Huh. Okay, g'nite.
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Alphak10's introduction to Rush, Part 2 [Sep. 27th, 2012|05:29 pm]
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Ready for a challenge? Here's something from the way back machine. Xanadu, from "A Farewell to Kings", 1977. Look at that hair! Look at those robes! Check out those boots! (Did they raid Steve's wardrobe?)

The story is of an adventurous man who seeks Kubla Khan's legendary paradise described by Samuel Coleridge:

"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan,
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran,
Through caverns measureless to man,
Down to a sunless sea."

Guided by Coleridge's poem, Xanadu is found. In this sacred and mystical place, our narrator hopes to find immortality. What he comes to realize is that immortality is not a blessing, but a curse and Xanadu is the trap for those who are greedy for the secrets that man is not meant to know. He lies in a prison of ice for one thousand years, wishing only to gain back his freedom and mortality. (Doctor Who totally ripped this off for The Five Doctors, but they called it The Game of Rassillon.)

Performance notes: Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Geddy Lee (bass) are both playing two-neck instruments and each will take a share of the guitar parts. In addition, Geddy Lee plays the synths while Lifeson works foot pedals to trigger other effects. Neil Peart, whose love of literature inspired his lyrics, is buried in his drum kit doing to work of three or four drummers of average skill.



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Healing power of music. [Sep. 23rd, 2012|09:26 pm]
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I was feeling rotten today and frustrated by some things last night, but then, talking to Alphak10, I started talking about this song and then remembering the performance of it at the concert and I recalled a moment of magic that had been lost amongst the distractions. As the distractions fade, the moment gains clarity. This song has true magic.

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That 80's Night [Sep. 5th, 2012|12:22 am]
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I think its time to head back to That 80's Night.

But wait! Its not where it was! It is now at Handlebar on Manchester near Vandeventer. Handlebar is NON SMOKING!!! Alphak10 and I will be going out this Friday around 10. Come along, join the fun!
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Oh, Tricia!!! [Aug. 16th, 2012|09:09 pm]
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For the Love of God, DO NOT PUSH THIS BUTTON!

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"Gloria", NEMS Choir, May 2012 [May. 14th, 2012|02:03 pm]
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I get cool stuff from Japan, too! [Mar. 12th, 2012|12:35 pm]
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Getting difficult. [Mar. 8th, 2012|11:13 pm]
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I did not expect this to happen, but this semester is zipping by and I do not feel like I'm going to get through it okay. Its coming at me too fast now and I have too many things outside of school that are demanding my time. What makes it worse is that I have very little focus right now. Quite honestly, I'm really starting to resent the whole process.

This process is making me not want to create.

Yes, yes, I know that if I pull myself together, I can get through this. I have had these panics before, but this one is really stretching out. And, dammit, I WANT TO BE FOCUSED. But at some level, I just don't care. The more I get exposed to the field of professional graphic design, the less I want to be part of that field. I certainly can't make it as a freelance. Just give me a job to do and I'll do it, don't saddle me with all the bullshit that is not me making good art and design.

I know I'm good at what I do.

But I'm so tired all the time. I'm so distracted all the time. I know that I am not getting done what I need to get done and at the level I need to be doing it.

Maybe this is what depression feels like.
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Boyle Gallery [Jan. 25th, 2012|04:51 pm]
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Rendezvous [Jan. 25th, 2012|04:32 pm]
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