Lyric meme.

Jun. 8th, 2006 12:54 pm
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Okay, it's the "guess the song" lyric meme. I'll post a lyric from each song, randomly chosen from those on my iTunes. (Semi-randomly, anyway; I have a lot of instrumental stuff, and I want to spread the lyrics out among different sources, of which I have comparatively few, so I'm not letting it be totally random.) Post your guesses in the comments. Etc. (You know the drill by now.) A couple of these are particularly nasty, but I think at least one person out there should be able to get them.

(ETA: Bolding the only unguessed ones. Clearly everyone should be giving me new music to listen to. :))

1. But the world is full of zanies and fools who don't believe in sensible rules.
2. Don't believe I ever saw him without a cocktail in his hand.
3. I want to see Tucson before it's all gone.
4. I didn't do it, but if I done it, how could you tell me that I was wrong?
5. I've been washed up and put down and told I'm no good.
6. We have waited for the time, for the truth to live, when justice will shine.
7. Spirits far above, charms aloft on high, sweep away the storms rumbling 'cross the sky
8. So if you care to find me, look to the western sky.
9. I don't have time to waste on you anymore.
10. And if I let my hair down, would that be such a crime?
11. Quand je seme a main pleine, sous le grand ciel d'hiver
12. His fingers stroke those keys and every note says "please."
13. I ain't in it for the glory of anything at all, and I sure ain't in it for the wealth.
14. Again my cursed comeliness spreads hopeless anguish and distress.
15. It's receipt to receive the receiver.

Correct answers so far. )
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Wow, I'm tired.

Busy weekend, what with the show, and getting ready for my mom to visit.

My show... )

...Pirates... )

...and other stuff. )

Now I suppose I should do some work, except that I don't seem to have any to do yet this morning...
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So, there's this opera company in Boston (a city remarkably lacking in opera, given the rest of its cultural scene), called the Boston Lyric Opera. I'd never been to one of their performances before tonight.

This year, they decided to do two free performances of Bizet's Carmen, outdoors, in English, on a stage set up on the Boston Common (a big park in the middle of the city). Tonight was the first performance, and it was excellent -- some fine voices, mostly local professionals, some of whom I think have promising careers ahead of them (many are young, in opera terms at least). From where we were, it was a good thing they had video screens set up, because you couldn't see the stage too well.

Because there were sixty thousand people there.

No, that's not a typo. They estimated the crowd at 60,000. You expect those numbers for a sports event (except at, say, Fenway Park, which only holds about 35,000), but for opera?

If the weather cooperates tomorrow, I bet there will be even more people there, between word of mouth and what I strongly expect will be very positive media coverage. If you're in Boston, I very much encourage you to go; it's wonderful music, well sung, and a great experience to be part of.

Sixty thousand people. I wonder what the largest audience ever for an opera performance was?
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Work: Currently back at Publicom (the place I was working on the North Carolina social studies project) for a week. Also have more math problems to write and probably soon a crossword book to do. (Memo to self: remember to bill them for the time & copying costs from getting copies of Boston Globe crosswords for them.)

Finances: Bleah.

Travel: Probably going to Colorado in a couple weeks... need to find out whether Mom is going to give me Little Red (her old car) or not before I make travel plans, since that will determine whether I fly back or drive back.

Theater: Next week is prod week for "Perfect Thing." I have to say, my part is hard on my self-esteem. :) I don't even have a name in the play (though I gave myself one) -- I'm just "Woman" -- and I'm the one of the three women in the show who is most blatantly rejected (and rejectable...) by the hero. Ah well, it's only three minutes. :)

Plus last weekend I participated in an informal reading of W.S. Gilbert's play "Engaged." Very very silly, and you can see germs of (and lines from!) many of the later operas.

Music: Good. Working on some new songs, including some Broadway stuff (a song called "I Want to Be Bad" from a 1920s musical called Good News, and also "The Wages of Sin" from Drood). Thinking about eventually having a recital with the theme of "Bad Girls." Anyone got ideas for good songs, especially classical ones, that could fit that?

State of mind: Enh. Not too bad, but (a) it's hot and humid, which makes me grumpy, and (b) I feel blah. Need a good creative project to shake me up. Improving the "finances" section above would help, too...

And that's the Kath Report. Aren't you thrilled?
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Why does no one ever hold Messiah sings at Easter? A big chunk of the piece is about Easter, including the single most famous chorus (Hallelujah Chorus, of course) from the whole thing. But nobody ever has a Messiah singalong at Easter, only at Christmastime.

Next year, I should organize an Eastertime Messiah. It'd give me a chance to sing the alto solos, something I've always wanted to do.

I suppose I should go to bed, since my erstwhile job wants me back for a day tomorrow...

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