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Joshua Iyer

The Nostalgia Tour

March 17, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Ugh, why did it crash? Now I have to re-write this article! :(

Anyways. From the top.

There are many things I am doing now so that I can have nostalgic memories later in life. I'm writing a personal journal, and so far I'm at entry 208 (I've written an entry every day since August 21st?). I have a random CD case of discs where I'm singing, playing piano, or chatting with my sister, and some of these date back to 2003! And, of course, I have this blog, which I will continue to do.

On my personal violin, I'd made a binder of music in March 2012. (I may have mentioned this before.) Sectioned off for classical music, gaming/film music, my own compositions, and holiday music, all written (or has a part of) for the violin, this binder is my ticket to a relaxing time with my instrument on a lazy Sunday when I need a break from practicing. The nostalgic memories come in when I play through my old compositions or even through video game music, remembering fun times playing those games. I'm sure this binder (and continuing to update it with stuff online or my new compositions) will be even more helpful in the summer when I'm not active with an orchestra (or at least these next few until I get older.) Nostalgia is one of my favorite non-tangible things, I guess you could say. My YouTube videos also have a great batch of it; my violin playlist, symphonic compositions, or even random Animal Crossing videos helps bring back memories and helps me to relax.

Also, this year I'm participating in a Fox Valley Festival, in which I'm part of the violin section for a full orchestra, built upon top kids from other schools. My orchestra teacher doesn't select a lot, so I'm glad I get to go! I just can't wait to practice the music over Spring Break. :) The actual event isn't till the end of April - a rehearsal Sunday from 1pm-5pm, a second rehearsal Monday from 1pm-5pm, and then the concert 7pm Monday night. I don't have to worry about that now, but that should be great fun when it comes! :)

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