Thursday, May 17, 2007


the choir last night was something else. they did brahms' "requiem" and were fantastic. there's always something stirring about people doing something in unison (notable exceptions are of course: committing genocide and fascism and hiking the price of oil). overall it was wonderful to hear the swelling sounds of 50+ voices, and the piece was lovely - very sombre and bass-heavy. i'm not sure german is the best vehicle (i know brahms was german) for classical music...the language is so guttural and unwieldy; it seems to lack the flowing vowels and extended consonants of say, italian.

in other news, it's official (well, according to my brother): veronica mars has not been renewed for a third season. it's bittersweet: i'm not sure how they're going to end the series if next week's the last episode...i hope they manage to tie up all the loose ends and end on a high note, but this past seen has been an abject failure. seasons 1 and 2 were so good though, that i guess i'll just have to live off of those for a while.

i finished another sarah dessen book (actually, i've finished 3, but haven't had a chance to review them before this). this one is called "the truth about forever" (the names are soooo cheesy, i know). it wasn't as good as "just listen" but it was still really good, although i didn't fall in love with any of the characters. this one is about a girl whose father passed away suddenly, and who hasn't been able to articulate her grief. her mum is all closed up, and her bf is this "perfect" safe guy, and the book is about one particular summer where she starts to come into her own and be okay with what happened and move through her sadness (and of course, meet a boy). i'd still recommend it, for any of my readers who are furtive young adult fiction fans.

tonight i'm eating dinner solo, so i think i'm going to just keep it simple and make myself a grilled cheese sandwich and a salad or something. i'm supposed to get the recipe for those peanut butter cereal bars, so i'm DEFINITELY making a batch of those.



schmee said...

as much as it pains me to say, i'm glad that veronica is going off the air cause i'm of the personality type that would continue to watch it despite how bad it's gotten. i just can't break free. it's kind of like that obsession you have with someone you hate. you want to know more about them so you can further justify your hate.

karl lagerfeld, esquire said...

totally. i mean, it's been over for me and veronica since pretty much episode like, 5 of season 3. i just end up yelling at the screen more often that not. as a great man once said, "it's better to burn out than fade away" *consults kurt cobain tattoo on lower back for verification*


Chris said...

the quote is:

"it's better to crash and burn than fade away"

a burn out is not a crash!!


karl lagerfeld, esquire said...

chris: you're really wrong here. the quote is from a neil young song. you stick to the industrial and i'll stick to the everything else!