Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via observando)
It’s a very recent discovery for me, this book. And as I graduated from high school in 1991… well, it has some kind of special significance. I really can’t quite put my finger on it.
|—||Albert Einstein (via mirkokosmos)|
My favorite fall outfit!
You can buy this look @ The Bearded Bee
Tumblr is teasing me with all this delicious Autumn fashion. Argh. Go away Summer!
If you are providing your pianist with a photocopied or computer-printed score, and especially if that score is more than 3 or 4 pages in length, *do* *not* under any circumstances let that score be single-sided. I just received a thirty-eight page single-sided score from a seasoned, respected…
Yes! This is a good thing to do for your accompanist. Will definitely remember next time I give music to an accompanist!
Yes. It’s simple really, ask your accompanist how they prefer to have the music printed. Or send them a pdf plus a few extra dollars to cover the cost of printing it themselves.
Fallon Organized Neatly!
editor’s note: Jimmy Fallon Tonight twitter account posted this photo this morning. Super pumped / thankful for all the work this blog has influenced.
& Hey, nice bowtie.
Shoutout to Lauren Kester for sending this my way.
If I organised my studio like the submissions to this blog, it might end up looking like this (minus the chicken suit).
The other day my partner and I completely reorganised our kitchen and bathroom - it’s a really wonderful feeling to throw out heaps of stuff. Now to tackle our studio. Yeah!
Officially it is now my favourite season. So much autumnal goodness scrolling by on my dash… I can’t wait for it to get cold. Please, soon.
Today is the finale of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014. Be proud, groovers, and stay safe tonight.
Happy Mardi Gras!!
I’ve had a few choral conductor/educator type colleagues ask me recently what choral music I listen to, if I could provide a listening list of sorts. Well, admission time: for someone like me who works in choral music a lot, I don’t actually listen to very much choral music at all. But I do listen to all different kinds of vocal music, like this chick Like a Villain. She has a genuinely adventurous way of telling the stories she tells, both as narrative and in abstract form. I feel her music very deeply.
So unsure about watching this. For me, 99% of the genius/charm of Dr. Seuss is his use of anapestic tetrameter, like, all the time. Without that rolling rhythm, it feels somehow, I dunno… empty? Hm. Still, I’m researching a bunch of Dr Seuss related stuff for a composition project so I still might give this a go.
(But lordy, how I love that Polyphonic Spree song Light and Day)
So I found this picture of Hugh Laurie playing a toy piano and my life is complete. Photograph by Mary McCartney
Things that make me happy - that some of the littlest Sydney Children’s Choir kids are singing my composition this term. Here’s the text by splendid British poet Michael Rosen.
I’m just going out for a moment.
Out to get a cup of tea.
Because I’m thirsty.
Because it’s hot.
Because the sun is shining.
Because it’s summer.
It’s summer ‘cos that’s when it is.
Why don’t you stop saying why?
Tea-time. That’s why. High-time-you-stopped-saying-why-time.