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Alice Smith

February 24, 2005 at 2:54 AM

Have I mentioned lately how spectacular David Kim is lately? The concert was great. We were right up in the first row in the center, and now we know exactly what kind of socks everyone in the first violin section wears and who has a white cat.
He played the Tchaikovsky amazingly, I was spellbound the whole time! And it brought tears to my eyes more than once. When you're sitting so close, you can hear his fingers slamming down on the fingerboard. He has awesome articulation. He invited us to come backstage afterwards during intermission. We were about to explain to the guard manning the door who we were when Sarah Chang and her mom walked right up and went through the stage door! When we saw David Kim, he said, "Could you have sat any closer?" What a great evening, I'm so glad we went.

This weird pain in my arm has gotten a bit better; we think it was a pinched nerve that is just a little temporary thing. I'm still getting the little jabs, but they're definitely not as intense (meaning I don't have to stop playing, don't shriek in pain, and don't get weird tingley feelings in my face. Yay!).

Anyway, my main reason for doing this entry was to post this essay I wrote for my English class. It was supposed to be a persuasive essay on any topic, so I decided to do something on music. I decided to post it in here. Tell me what you think!

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