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college life media

A Night at the Opera

I’m currently taking an introductory seminar called, “A View from the Podium: The Art of Conducting.” Limited to freshmen, and only about 15-20, it’s a specialized class working with the Stanford Orchestra Director to learn about conducting. Watching tapes of the greats, determining their stylistic and musical differences, and such. As part of that, we […]

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reading

Third Times a Charm

(Brownie points if you know what I’m going to write about already, though it only gets second billing) First, thanks tons to everyone who came to the surprise birthday party for me, but Willie in particular. While not mind-blowingly surprising, it was still more than just the moobie I was expecting, and a lot of […]

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media

Like a bad CD player…

I think my heart skipped a beat when I found out that the Marine Band has recording you can download off of their site: http://www.marineband.usmc.mil/audio_resources/index.htmApparently I’m a bigger band nerd than I thought.

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reading

Harry Potter… again?

I guess I just kind of go with the flow. No, I haven’t read it yet, so you don’t have to worry about spoilers in here. Surprisingly, people seem to be incredible respectful about this last Harry Potter book. Perhaps my memory has inflated my memory of flagrant spoilers for previous ones and “Revenge of […]

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movies

Order of the Phoenix Review

I got the most unusual call from a little Indian boy yesterday asking if I wanted to go see Harry Potter at the midnight release. I’m not really a Potter fan; I got the books from the library and watched the movies, but never really got into it. And I’ve managed to forget most of […]

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television

Deus Ex Machina

So if you know me, you know that I don’t watch much tv at all. For the past year or so, it’s been 3/2 hours: 1 of House, and 1/2 of Family Guy (I recently picked up 30 Rock during the lull known as “exam week”. I think it’ll make it into my schedule). Even […]

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media

Ben Folds, anyone?

http://www.houstontheaterdistrict.org/en/cev/?1835He’s performing with the Houston Symphony. Anyone interested in going?(Real update later this week)

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media

Quality Reading Dilemma

Also known as QRD, everyone knows what this is, whether you’ve experienced it in books, video games, or TV show DVDs. It’s almost a paradox, but not really. Basically, all books (i say books, but this applies to video games, TV DVDs, etc) can either be categorized into a) good or b) sucky. Let’s address […]