Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Neptune, the Mystic

You knew there'd have to be an injury update... One minor scrape on "the" leg, minimal blood. Twisted ankle this afternoon. Hurts like a sonofabitch, but won't slow me down (EDIT--Oh, my. That sucker stiffened up really good overnight). Waiting for the sunburned bald head on Friday.
Finally treated myself to the Thin Mint Blizzard tonight. Ah, the things that people come up with to enjoy their Thin Mints! As I've heard from others, it is a wonderful taste treat!
Seen the new "Old Spice" commercial with Doogie Howser, MD? Go ahead--raise your hand if you don't know who Doogie Howser is/was. Don't be shy. Did you know he's openly gay? Missed that press release, I guess.

The last movement of The Planets is "Neptune, the Mystic". It truly is mystic sounding, using fairly obscure instruments such as celeste, bass flute and contrabassoon. Also an off-stage women's chorus. Holst actually wrote the first "fade-out" in music. His directions at the end of the piece are for the women to continue singing as they exit the building. We'll do it by turning down their mikes... Hope you've enjoyed The Planets. HNT will start the second half of the concert with some familiar music!

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