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At chorus rehearsal last night, we sang Ain'-A That Good News. I know I had performed it before, but I couldn't remember when. Finally, after looking through my old choral stuff, I found it in a program from a 1992 UCLA Campus Choir performance.

Before finding it, I wasn't sure whether I had performed it while at UCLA or in high school. It must have been preying on my mind a bit, because I had a dream about being back in high school last night. I was in a room of people preparing for a concert. However, I'm not sure I was actually in the concert, because I left the room while the others continued practicing. I went to look for my coat, or something, down near the guidance counselors' offices. I woke up after that. I think my mind was trying to reconstruct an afternoon before a concert when I decided to stay at school rather than go home first. Since my commute was often longer than an hour, by the time I got home I would have had to turn right around and go back, so I decided to stay. I remember being concerned about how I was going to get back inside if I left the building before it reopened for the concert, because I had left my concert clothing somewhere in the building and needed to get back in to change. Also, I am not sure where I left my concert clothing. Our homerooms were locked after school let out, and I didn't have a locker outside of the gym. I may have borrowed a friend's locker, or used my gym locker, but I'm not sure. Also, I have a vague memory of going into the auditorium and finding it empty, thus having to figure out something to do with myself until people started showing up.

It looks as if my piano teacher's "recital" for her adult students isn't going to happen anytime soon. I will probably play in Carnes Piano either tomorrow or next Thursday instead. I feel a little funny about it, since I'm not going to buy a piano, but my teacher says she has cleared it with one of the staff. Actually, it is a good thing that I'll finally get to play some of these pieces that I've been trying to get ready for performance, because I'm starting to burn out on some of them. I'm actually thinking about retiring Ukranian Carol for a while, because although I've got it up to 46 mpm (measures per minute), I'm still quite a ways from the suggested target (72 mpm). Perhaps I need some kind of special exercises in G minor to help me play it better.

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nhowells91
Jan. 20th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Total non-sequitor to this, but I was meaning to get back to you regarding your posting about health issues. Are you ok? (You were posting about high bp, etc.) Also, I'm glad for you that your mother is still with you. I was thinking about your posting that you were reading my post while talking to your mom - and I was feeling good for you that you still have her. It's important...
gregbo
Jan. 20th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your concern. My bp is normal now. It went down after I stopped working.

My parents sometimes put pressure on me to do things that aren't necessarily in my best interest. It was very difficult on me when I was a child, because I had to do what they told me to do, even if I didn't think it was a good idea. Now that I'm an adult, I get to make my own decisions, but there is still occasional friction over certain issues. Another problem is that neither of my parents knows anything about the computer industry, so it is difficult to explain my situation to them.
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