Wake me up when they get to the exciting part!! Concert numero dos in my quest to become an actual civilized culturey-like human being with my Masterpieces of Music class was last Thursdee. It was a piano recital by some Dean of Music (possibly former Dean) from Yale University. For those unfamiliar with Yale… what the heck are you asking me for… I went to Bridgerland Applied Technology College for crying outloud!
So, this dude from Yale… some highly acclaimed pianist came to the little valley of Cache to perform a recital. I’m sure he did other things like met with the music department, but they didn’t invite me to the luncheon so I couldn’t tell you what brought him to Hickville!
He was mega talented… no doubt about that. His fingers moved faster over those keys than mine do trying to peel a Snickers bar (that’s fast), but I can’t say I loved the music. Firstly, let me start with this. I LOVE classical music and I’m very familiar with it. I have a playlist on my iPOD full of the stuff… but this stuff was unfamiliar, obscure stuff and one of the songs sounded straight from the score of Nightmare On Elm Street… the portion where the stabbing scenes are happening. You know the tune… SCREECH SCREECH… hails back to Psycho days. It kind of freaked me out to be honest… especially since I was alone and there was this freaky-looking student dude who refused to sit in his seat but instead decided leaning against the railing right next to my aisle would be sufficient. Which would have been fine and all, except he acted like he was going to urinate his pants, he was moving around so much. It was very distracting and by the time intermission came, I was about to see if I could borrow his pocket knife to act out the Elm Street score the piano was playing. JOKES!!!! No one call the police… I cannot be arrested again for bad sarcasm!
Turns out I remember none of it… and now I have to write a 3-page report on stuff I’m obviously going to have to make up since I can’t describe the pee-pee dance happening in the aisle way the whole concert. Let’s face it… that would be like the best report EVER!!
Question of the Day: Do you play the piano? What’s your favorite piece of classical music?