March 9th, 2002

Photo - leaves

i'm going to write this one down before i forget again....

it has come to my attention recently that actors keep popping up all over the place in things other than those we're used to seeing them in...

for starters: we were watching a filmed production of act two of "waiting for godot" (samuel beckett), and the guy playing pozzo (it'll make sense if you know it, otherwise it takes too long to explain) was the guy who used to play tom in "waiting for god" (the sitcom.) personally, i think that's a rather clever in-joke ;)

next - "diagnosis murder" - kent mccord (jack crichton in "farscape") appeared. i was rather ill at the time and it took me several minutes to figure out where john, aeryn, d'argo, etc all were... i think he was playing a cop...

nana visitor (kira) appeared in "dark angel", apparently. i didn't watch it, but i saw pictures. "the outer limits" has always recycled old "x-files" actors. the last season i watched all the way through had a different one every week, making the thing doubly amusing :) terry farrel (jadzia dax) was in a short-lived comedy called "becker". when i first saw it, i recognised her voice first, then spent a few seconds looking for spots... i should really stop watching star trek...

and finally - "frasier". first of all, rene auberjonois (odo) was a recurring character in the form of frasier's therapist/mentor from college. and, incidentally, someone roz was going out with. this was disturbing enough, and as if i don't giggle pointlessly enough times already, it just made it worse. and last night, we had... robert picardo (the doctor), which is always a treat since he's just so funny no matter what he does...

and most of these in the past month or so, aside from "becker" and "the outer limits". cool :) i guess sci-fi actors are very versatile...
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the lowdown...

before i start, i'd just like to reaffirm something - philadelphia spreadable (not the light stuff, i mean the REAL stuff) is positively sinful... and i just remembered how the cheeseboard version is about four times nicer. waaaaaaant some...

right. anyway.

the concert...
was brilliant! i have learnt to judge them by how large my smile is when i walk out of them, and this was a 10 second grin. the final piece was really powerful, tom corfield is a frelling fantastic organist (and isn't it just one of those instruments you wish you could play? this one has all the pipes and everything... and four keyboards, and all the levers and doohickeys and pedals. and his feet move like in a dance, it's just... so... amazing... watching him... i mean, piano is bad enough, following two staves. three is difficult. four is damn near impossible, but... he did it. effortlessly. i am in awe of people like tom corfield... they make my own miniscule musical ability seem utterly, completely pointless... wow...) anyway, i digress... the soloists were good. the soprano made it all sound so easy, even on her top C, which i certainly don't envy her for... although considering how my range has gotten higher, but much, MUCH shorter, i could probably hit it. may try one day :) the tenor was good, nice voice. not too strained. the bass... was good, i guess. i admit to having a personal preference for tenors since i like hearing the words, and basses are pitched too low for that... but still, they were all excellent. and... david (conductor dude) kept grinning at us, and... it was just a great concert!

i appear to be rambling. i'm very tired, forgive me. i should sleep but i have bits of the mcalpin going around my head, so sleep won't be an option until my eyes start to close of their own volition...

anyway, yes, the other thing was...

meeting eve
it went so, so well!! it was like we'd known each other for years, there was no awkwardness or anything like that!! i mean, i've only 'known' her online since about christmas, and... we just got on so well... wow. and, (this is the sweetest thing...) she wrote me a note, thanking me for beta-ing her fanfics (which she only does, like, every other day...) and she wrote me a fanfic... for me, that's WAY up there with being serenaded, having a song written for me to sing, or having something dedicated to me... and it's a very good fic/poem, which had me grinning a stupid, moronic, shippergrin for about 10 minutes. i won't transpose it for you, but take my word for it. and... yeah, i gave her the moulin rouge CD/tape, and her mum bought me a drink in the pub while we were waiting for jenny, and... just generally aw!! and! no. explosions. *grin*

right. calm. not hyper. no. :)

will... read fic. will email eve, first, to thank her, then will read fic. then will sleeeeeep.
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PS

i forgot to mention. tom corfield is the guy who runs the voluntary cathedral choir, who, incidentally, didn't let me in because they had too many sopranos. it's impossible to hold a grudge, he's too damn sweet. and he's just an amazing musician, and all-round nice man. all is forgiven. :) i imagine he's like the piano teacher you always wanted and never got...

okay, i will definitely stop rambling now...