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Kelsey Z.

September 15, 2005 at 7:19 PM

Let the count down begin! Only 3 days until my concert! I can hardly believe it! It seems like only a few days ago I was contemplating doing a recital and not that much before that was the one sitting in the audience saying "I wish I could be up there doing that!" Now I get to be up there doing that it's a dream come true! My program, on a whole is starting to feel really comfortable (always a positive thing before a concert) and I feel like I don't have to be quite so focused on "ok, this comes next so I have to be in this part of the bow for this to work and this to be...etc." I really think (and hope!) that it will be just a lot of fun to do and I can't express how excited I am!

Gosh, yes it is already Sept. 15th. Two weeks into school already. How come I have this feeling that the year is going to be gone and I'll be wondering what happened?

I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell right now. What an amazing writer! I've read Animal Farm before and last year had to do some analyzing of some of his essays. The guy really knows what he wants to say and how to present it and make it be effective. When you read his works they stick with you. I can still remember that famous quote from Animal Farm "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" He really has a profound way with words and making things make sense. Right now I'm trying to pick another novel to read when I'm done 1984. I have to do a novel study/presentation and I get a month to do it so I'm trying to decide on a couple to read and pick from. I don't get tons of spare time to read these days but I'm still going to try!

Yesterday was a really productive day for me musically and school wise. I got a bunch of my homework done and managed to in between teaching and doing some shopping and going to school I still got over 4 hours of practicing in! Yay! I got through my entire program for Sunday and for the most part actually worked on it and got in a good chunk of technique practice. When I got home last night my brain felt like mush.

Well that said, it's lunch time and I still have a class this afternoon and a whole stack of homework to do and some practicing to get done.

From Eric Stanfield
Posted on September 15, 2005 at 8:38 PM
If you like Animal Farm you may want to try Darkness at Noon next. Or if you want to stick to Orwell (worth doing!) he wrote a number of other books outside of his essays that are good reading. Burmese Days is good fiction, Down and Out in Paris and London is excellent as well. I'm a big Orwell fan. Pretty much everything he wrote but Clergyman's Daughter will get a good review from me, but those two tend to be more accessible.
From Carley Anderson
Posted on September 15, 2005 at 10:14 PM
What are you playing?
From Andrew Paa
Posted on September 15, 2005 at 11:39 PM
I love 1984!!!

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