In the spirit of Easter being tomorrow and spring coming (although if you live in the midwest you’d never know it), behold! Classical music inspired by chicks and hens. Is this a poorly-veiled excuse to share some of my favorite music ever? I’ll leave that for you to decide. Continue reading
First of all, my apologies for the hiatus. Illness can really knock you out, am I right?
And with that question, I have oh so masterfully segued into the topic of today’s post. (Mwah ha ha!)
Rhetorical Questions In Books…and Music Continue reading
And one more thrown in for good measure!
If you’re like me, one of the coolest things to find is an amazing mash-up book, like with a fairy tale re-imagined in a different world or a horror retelling of a literary classic (I’m looking at you, Jane Slayre). But what I’ve been discovering more and more lately is that music can be a mash-up, too, and when it is…well, let’s just say it can be pretty cool.
So behold! My top 3 music mash-ups (at different levels of mash-upiness.) Continue reading
Christmas continues to approach, and what better way to celebrate than with some Christmas music? But not just any Christmas music…behold, the classical composer Alfred Schnittke’s rendition of “Silent Night” for violin and piano:
What starts out as a relatively simple, beautiful version of the carol starts to become unhinged towards the end of the first Continue reading
(Because it does exist.)
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Even though the day has passed, I’m still reminded of how much I can be thankful for my family, my friends, to everyone who has supported and continues to support me, and the ability to support myself and study at Northwestern. While it’s all to easy to lose perspective I am truly, deeply grateful.
So in the spirit of continued thankfulness here’s a song specifically about Thanksgiving as sung by Josh Groban. Enjoy!
“In the old times, when it was still of some use to wish for the thing one wanted, there lived a king whose daughters were all handsome, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun himself, who has seen so much, wondered at her beauty each time he shone over her.”
-The Frog Prince
In many stories, there are stock characters: the evil stepmother, the beautiful queen, the creepy vampire, the clever detective (and of course, the butler did it!) … There may always be variations, and characters may not always be explicitly transparent as stock characters, but they’re Continue reading
“But Mr. Tate said, “This court will come to order,” in a voice that rang with authority, and the heads below us jerked up. Mr. Tate left the room and returned with Tom Robinson. He steered Tom to his place beside Atticus, and stood there. Judge Taylor had roused himself to sudden alertness and was sitting up straight, looking at the empty jury box.”
-To Kill a Mockingbird
Suspense is obviously in horror stories (“No! Don’t open that door!!!”) but it’s also all over the other books we read whenever we find ourselves holding our breath to Continue reading