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progress report

I wrote 1500 words on Saturday morning and went to the Orchestra with Tom Purdom in the evening, where I heard Sergey Khachatryan's truly stunning performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto #1--one of those times when your eyes can't move from the performer and if your ears could swivel, they would, to catch every scrap of sound. Kurt Masur was the guest conductor. The other pieces were Brahms' Symphony No. 2 and Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks," from which they also did a brief encore, which is almost unheard of these days; program must have been a little short. About halfway through the walk home, Bach started in again on my brain radio.

Sunday, I cleaned and tidied. A lot. I boxed up more books in my ongoing struggle to make my shelves appear less messy and crammed, discovering a few books I'd forgotten I had in the process. Also a duplicate copy of one of the Retief books (Keith Laumer); I left those out, along with Fritz Leiber, because I've been thinking about a reread. I also attempted to buy a wire box to hold cds at an office supply store, which didn't have them even though they had every other wire desk accessory. At least they had manila envelopes, which I also needed.

Tonight, paleologa is in town, so barbarienne and feklar and I are all going out with her for Brazilian barbecue. The war cry of that event is, "Meat!"
Tags: music, my life

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