Post fail

•March 2, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Well, I didn’t post in a long time. Here’s what’s been going on.

This weekend was basically all singing. Thursday was an all day Regions rehearsal, which was very tiring.

A very high quality BZZT happened in the first few minutes. Some choir directors from the schools of kids at Regions wanted to lead warmups, and one choir director started a song called “Once an Austrian Went Yodeling.” In the song, an Austrian runs into things that would induce yodeling. The first few verses weren’t so bad (I did an E.M. style RAWR at the grizzly bear verse) but then, he ran into a “milking maid,” which was bad enough as it is and earned a BZZT from me. But, there were hand motions for all of the things he ran itno, and the milking maid motion, as the director did it, looked more like…something else…than milking a cow.

Friday was the MSU choir festival. If Ye Love Me ended a half step lower than it started, and I wanted to facepalm but we were on stage. Kala kalla went well, I think because PC was accompanying and didn’t take the chorus like a funeral dirge! We actually got cheers for that one.

The professor that ran the on stage clinic liked us, which meant she spent time with us, which meant my feet hurt by the end, but what could i do? With me, it’s wear heels or be the shortest girl on stage.

Saturday was the Regions concert, which went really well. “Rosen” didn’t trainwreck, even though my grandpa, who is a native German speaker, didn’t understand a thing we were saying. I don’t think I screwed up once.

Regions made me realize how cheap-looking my HS’s choir robes are…lots of other schools have shiny ones with big sleeves.

Sunday, I did lots of work and started a radio station!  I play pretty much anything. There’s going to be a broadcast today at 10: skype me at silence.in.the.studio or IM at my address for the radio address.

And today? SNOW DAY!

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Songs That Should Be Played at CTY Dances

•February 26, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Luna-Smashing Pumpkins

Love Will Tear Us Apart-Joy Division

Enjoy the Silence-Depeche Mode

Just Like Heaven-the Cure

Samson-Regina Spektor

Hide and Seek-Imogen Heap

Add it Up-Violent Femmes

Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon-Urge Overkill

The Rain Song-Led Zeppelin

That’s Not My Name-the Ting Tings

I Believe in a Thing Called Love-Darkness

Naked As We Came-Iron and Wine

Hold Your Colour-Pendulum

You Lose-Replacements

I’ll add more, maybe.

For when you need a good old “fail” noise.

•February 26, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Lulz ensues. Thank you A.B.!

Why hide the old Ludwig van?

•February 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

So, I was browsing around Last.fm and saw a counter of the songs most frequently erased from the scrobblecharts. Most of them on the charts were the usual Top 40 crapfests (I Kissed A Girl, Womanizer) but right there, up there, was the 4th movement of Ludwig van’s 9th symphony.

That pissed me off, a lot. Why is there a reason to hide the old Ludwig van? He made music, unlike most people today. Too self conscious to be seen listening to music, last.fm people? O, tempora.

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | E-mail error ends up on road sign

•February 23, 2009 • Leave a Comment

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | E-mail error ends up on road sign.

HAHAHA. FAIL.

Crazy weekend

•February 22, 2009 • 1 Comment

I haven’t been at home until 10 AM this morning. Why can I not seem to accomplish anything work-related?

I am beginning to be confused by these strange habits of humans. More and more often I feel like an alien on Earth. Why, indeed, do people join their mouths to express affection or emotion? It confuses me to no end.

Hair issues

•February 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

My hair is boring.

That’s all there is to it. The shorter it is, the better I like it, because then it just doesn’t hang there and be boring. I’ve tried to dye it, but when it fades out and just becomes really washed out dark or washed out red, it just becomes even more boring, like it is now.

So, when I asked people if I should cut my hair again/dye it blonde, the answer was a resounding “NO!!!! keep it the way it is!” which was sort of hurting. They said it “suited my face shape” and I should grow it long again, like it was in freshman year. Are they trying to keep me looking boring/ugly on purpose, or would I look even more hideous with blonder and shorter hair? (And trust me, you can’t really get more hideous looking than me. Yeah, I’m having a low self esteem day, I know.)

Or, is boring hair that makes me look like a band parent actually in, and/or look good on me? You decide. GAH!