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Music you don’t approve of.

I was reading the Montréal Gazette the other day, when I came across an article about the Sûreté du Québec investigating a Montréal police shooting. Now, the police claimed the man was suicidal, and attacked them with a weapon. As for those details, we’ll read more about them when the SQ are done with their investigation.

That is not the point of this post.

This post is about a fascinating paragraph from the article: Continue reading

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Going solo

Not having a studio to fall back on can make studying an instrument difficult; initially, you don’t have an instructor to give you feedback on your development, but there’s also the lack of a sense of completion: in a studio, every four months or so, the instructor holds a studio recital, in which all of his/her students perform the piece they’ve been studying since the last recital. This provides all the students with an ability to say, Okay, I’ve finished that. I can set it aside and move on to the next one. Continue reading

My, how time goes by.

I have spent an unfortunate amount of time consumed with the finalisation of my Extended Essay and other work, so I have not posted for a while. Life continues in a normal fashion, with grades having been finalised recently and me getting ready to ship off first semester final notes to colleges. This week I’ll be missing three days in a row, for no particular reason other than there being a trip to the Zoo (yay, fun!) a day I simply won’t be about, and a concert downtown the next day. Remember what I said about second semester being calmer ? I lie through my teeth sometimes, and this was one of them. Continue reading

Brick Wall

Or, as lots of people fondly call it, Senioritis. Yeah … the major paper of my senior year is done, most of my classes—though not done—are far closer to the « end in sight » stage than they were before, and the first semester is almost out of the way. Suddenly, stuff doesn’t seem to be as rushed or really as important. Yes, keeping up grades is important. But half the time that takes little effort.

Even as an IB Diploma Candidate, I can’t worry too much. Life’s going to be pretty good, time is opening up like a multidimensional flower, folding away in more dimensions than generally I like to think in ( it hurts the brain too much ) and my creativity is returning. I’ve revived the blog, I’ve got a story idea that wants to be written, knitting projects to finish, and cookies to bake ( yay cookies ! )

Since I’ll have some time tomorrow, I’m thinking of baking some chocolate chip cookies to take to school on Wednesday … just because I can. I don’t really see any other specific reason that may be required to bake cookies. After all, they’re wonderful.

In other creative news, I’ve got an almost-half-done Doctor Who scarf. The next colour of yarn is out in the garage, and if I feel like it I’ll go grab the next couple balls later. Also, I’m beginning work on an Irish Fiddle medley to perform for my Orchestra final come spring. That will be fun.

Analysing my playlists

So, I have this habit of flinging together playlists of different artists I enjoy listening to and who have similar sounds. More rarely, I will listen to one group’s discography for an extended period. Continue reading