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Trio No 2

I’m making a YouTube video for my second trio for harp, flute, and oboe, so I suppose I’ll post a link to that here tomorrow if I remember. Another Monk came on tonight, but I missed it because I was watching Spongebob, but the Monk rerun comes on in an hour so I’ll have to catch that. I guess that’s all for today.

By S P Hannifin, ago
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Serenity Now

I recently finished watching the science fiction film Serenity. I have to ponder its themes a bit more before giving it a rating (because that’s so important), but I liked it. The dialogue was a bit… unrealistic at times in my opinion, but I guess that’s why it’s fiction. Still, some characters just seemed too blunt in expressing their opinions. But, especially compared to all the other science fiction films I’ve seen, this is definitely one of the best. (And that’s from someone who has no idea what Firefly was.) Fun stuff. Makes me want to work on my novel, which I’m now too tired to do, so good night.

By S P Hannifin, ago
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Phantom of the Opera

My sister and I saw Phantom of the Opera last night during my third trip to the Kennedy Center (it was awful driving around DC trying to find the place, but at least my sister was driving). We had great seats, and I do love the music and the… live-ness of the production. I’m surprised the conductor didn’t go deaf with the loud fire-cracker effects. Ah… what a fun time. It looked like quite an expensive production, with all the special effects, props, sets, etc, but it made the overall musical that much better, quite a change from seeing more… “minimalist” productions in which the audience has to use just as much imagination as the players on stage.

As much as I loved the performance, I must say, it does make me partly very envious of Mr. Lloyd Webber for all his success. Surely I could write catchy tunes like that very easily… anyone want to produce my musical?

By S P Hannifin, ago