listening to: cocteau twins – violaine
Can’t. Stop. Listening to Cocteau Twins.
There is a particular 80’s sound that I’m fond of, and I suspect it has to do with guitar. It’s more…twangy? And distorted in a certain manner? Or something (tidbit: somewhere, Robin Guthrie said that the guitar effects sounded the way they did because he had no idea what he was doing)? I’m not certain. All I know is that between Elizabeth Fraser’s vocals and Robin Guthrie’s guitar (and all the other various things going on), my ears are pleased.
I did in fact make pizza the other night. Completely independent of a parental guardian. It was delectable. Also: my oven didn’t set me on fire or anything, and I had leftovers. Plus, the recipe merits two pizzas, so I have leftover dough in my fridge which will probably be used tomorrow at some point.
In related news, I just joined Slashfood and Food Porn over on Flickr. Mmm, looking at food.
So okay. I have to say. The start of this semester has been way better than the last, in terms of practicing. Mainly because this semester, I am actually practicing. The start of last semester had me whining and not practicing. And now, things are actually getting done. It’s also interesting to see how different the technical issues of my playing are even from last semester. I just wish my “attack and kill” technique mentality didn’t keep me from hammering out the repertoire. It’s a problem. When will I be able to balance working on technique and learning repertoire without completely ignoring one or the other? I guess it helps that my technical problems are definitely becoming less of the impending-doom type. They’re more “if you can fix these few things, it will make life that much easier for your fingers and your body.”
Also, my tentative recital date is April 21st. Mark your calendars. Program (subjects to change…still) is Beethoven A major sonata, Piazolla’s Le Grand Tango and Debussy sonata. And possibly a jazzy number called Julie-O. This is so exciting, I’m sitting on the edge of my coma.
I would also like to mention that in the past week, I have lost 8 lbs. WHAT THE HELL. Admittedly, I gained 5 lbs through the holiday, so it’s no seriously huge deal. It just…always freaks me out to lose that much in such a short span of time. I think it’s a) being at school, moving around more b) eating appropriately sized meals (a lot of breakfast, moderate amount at lunch, smaller dinner, less before-bed snacking) and not eating Christmas crap anymore. Hooo, boy. This is also good because…running has been sucking. I think shedding a few pounds is going to help a good deal. End entry of things you really didn’t need to know.
*edit* Someday, I will be a better typist.