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Offline Mayla

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #300 on: August 22, 2007, 04:17:31 AM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #301 on: August 22, 2007, 04:46:27 AM »
right now, my mind is focused on that 1st competition that I have in Nov. I want to win it and show everyone what I can do.
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #302 on: August 28, 2007, 09:38:49 AM »
I'm soon gonna start studio recording sessions for my "Styx" CD. "Sympathy" will be one of the first pieces I record. I *am* this piece and nothing but this piece. I cease to exist and only this music exists.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #303 on: August 28, 2007, 07:19:36 PM »
my children are going to school in 17 hours.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #304 on: August 28, 2007, 08:02:21 PM »
my children are going to school in 17 hours.
And are you planning on focusing your primary attention on this fact during what remains of that 17-hour period?

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #305 on: September 06, 2007, 08:44:07 PM »
I'd like to write my autobiography. It would be different from other autobiographies, I guess. Very different. It would mainly contain many "burning memories". Burning memories are something that just doesn't let you go, even after millennia. It lets you go, sure. But only if you want. And I don't want. I want to remember. Music is my remembrance. It's more than that, of course. But it's also that.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #306 on: September 06, 2007, 10:59:19 PM »
do it pianowolfi!  write that autobiography. 

is thalbergmad really in pa.  did you know he was coming?  how come nobody told me.  i'm the last to know these things.  now what to do?  i suppose he'll have to have rabbit for dinner or something.  (*not)  truly - i spent the last bit of money on school pics and supplies at staples.  we'll have to drink tea and just sit around.  although there are many places to see in pa for free.  like the audubon trail and park.  i suppose thal might like birds.  and possibly antique bookstores.  flea markets have music, too, sometimes.


 

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #307 on: September 06, 2007, 11:07:54 PM »
do it pianowolfi!  write that autobiography. 

is thalbergmad really in pa.  did you know he was coming?  how come nobody told me.  i'm the last to know these things.  now what to do?  i suppose he'll have to have rabbit for dinner or something.  (*not)  truly - i spent the last bit of money on school pics and supplies at staples.  we'll have to drink tea and just sit around.  although there are many places to see in pa for free.  like the audubon trail and park.  i suppose thal might like birds.  and possibly antique bookstores.  flea markets have music, too, sometimes.

ok.  here's the itinerary:
piano lesson for 1/2 hour (or 15 minutes if he's ADD)
mow the lawn (this will get done much faster if he does it)
carry assorted large rocks that i've never been able to pick up - out of the backyard and hoist them into a wooded area).
go get a hoagie - check out the antique bookstore
drive to philadelphia (again) - and put him in the franklin museum
not sure i can afford the art museum again (those people are rip-off artists)
if the kids are with me, too - drive to dave and busters and play video games until the wee hours.
 

Rofl, you two are gonna be busy I guess! I had no clue he's in PA. Thal, don't damage the tomb ;)

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #308 on: September 11, 2007, 07:10:16 PM »
Piano lessons.  And how every time I leave one, I am convinced that I am one of the worst pianists out there.   :P   Sheesh.  You spend all week working on your piece, and of course, we all know that every good teacher exagerates... ("Your LH accompaniment should not sound like someone working on the road with a jackhammer...")   Ouch.
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #309 on: September 13, 2007, 02:12:02 PM »
I passed both my counterpoint 4 and analysis 5 exams after studying for only 1 and a half months ;D. Only have history 5 and harmony 5 left....

still my upcomming competition :P
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #310 on: December 02, 2007, 05:10:36 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #311 on: December 03, 2007, 09:49:10 AM »
My mind:
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #312 on: December 03, 2007, 11:20:52 AM »
yes... (laugh if you must).  I used to be a sort of 'dear abby' quite a while before.  You tell me your problems.  I think of solutions.  Give me one of the easier ones for a starter.  Sometimes solving those first give you time to think about the other ones without acting too quickly.  Let me guess.  You need another vacation.  Yes.  I've been thinking about that one, too.  The price of tickets to anywhere seems to have gotten out of hand.

ps if it's about the coffee pot - forget it.  Coffee is bad for you anyways.  Start drinking green tea.  Just an idea.  Did the coffee pot lead to somekind of kitchen disaster, though.  I mean - did it burn and leave a nasty smell all over the house.  Then, you have to take some kind of heavy duty cleanser and soak it?  Try vinegar and soda with a little boiling water.  Next problem.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #313 on: December 03, 2007, 11:31:52 AM »
Wind and white, clouds and blue, fire and light, spirit and soul, it is everything, everything. The Mystery I am hunting all the time, I mean, which I can not verbalize nor grasp.  Where are you? Where am I? What is now, what is past, what is future?
What remains?
Two eyes like beams? A broken heart? A tiny breeze? A little cloud? A thought? A tear? A unity? Are all the humans one? Are you here with me?

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #314 on: December 03, 2007, 11:34:22 AM »
Next problem.

Houston we have a problem ;)


ps if it's about the coffee pot - forget it.  Coffee is bad for you anyways.  Start drinking green tea.  Just an idea.  Did the coffee pot lead to somekind of kitchen disaster, though.  I mean - did it burn and leave a nasty smell all over the house. 

Precisely :-[ :-[ How'd you know?  ;D

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #315 on: December 03, 2007, 11:37:30 AM »
The coffee pot's fault?  It's all the coffee pot's fault?  Ok.  I sort of understand.  Although I only drink decaf.  Hmm.  well, are there alternate ways to make coffee?

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #316 on: December 03, 2007, 11:39:21 AM »
It won't go up?  I mean  - the rocket. 

Oh yes it does---(the rocket ;D) The question was and is: does it ever come down again? ;D


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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #317 on: December 03, 2007, 11:40:52 AM »
Sweet mystery of life.  Too much of something or other.  Probably caffein.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #318 on: December 03, 2007, 11:44:38 AM »
It's always too much. It's always not enough. So I go and make another coffee. In the new coffee pot. Yep. Yummy ;D

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #319 on: December 03, 2007, 11:54:45 AM »
The coffee pot's fault?  It's all the coffee pot's fault? 

Yes it's all the coffee pot's fault.  >:( >:( >:( *bashes coffee pot, having found an innocent victim which can't defense itself*

Join the church of the mighty coffee pot monster, the great church of all cafeinists around the world ;D

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #320 on: December 03, 2007, 12:29:48 PM »
Houston we have a problem ;)
And Collegeville?...

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #321 on: December 03, 2007, 01:59:31 PM »
Right now I'm trying to think in what the hell am I thinking right now...

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #322 on: December 07, 2007, 05:46:08 AM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #323 on: December 07, 2007, 05:49:20 AM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #324 on: December 07, 2007, 02:08:38 PM »
Also, I am wondering what danny elfboy is looking at ?  huh ?

I also kind of wonder why he names himself as "elfboy" ... what's the deal with that anyway, elfy  ???
You mean, as in "what's it all about, elfy"?...

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #325 on: December 07, 2007, 03:14:43 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #326 on: December 07, 2007, 05:37:36 PM »
...when... does....the...hurting....st stop...

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #327 on: December 08, 2007, 11:08:27 PM »
...this thread is insane   :-\ 
Mayla needs to take a deEEp breath, and ...idk...take some yoga or something. or count backwards so the thoughts don't all fall on her at once. That's what I do.
Ohh this reminds me of "My book"- definite proof of my own...instability.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #328 on: December 08, 2007, 11:27:36 PM »
Ice cream.

Transcribing an Agnus Dei for choir which is sung WAY too low.  Making harmonization difficult. 

Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #329 on: December 10, 2007, 10:49:07 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #330 on: December 12, 2007, 04:38:17 AM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #331 on: December 12, 2007, 06:06:53 AM »
How come that Beethoven and volcanos and "In the rough" are in my mind together somehow now?  :P  ;D *thinks*--- wasn't Beethoven some sort of volcanic too?

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #332 on: December 13, 2007, 11:30:23 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #333 on: December 14, 2007, 06:47:32 PM »
I am thinking about removing the family of beetles from my piano.

That is what is on my mind.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #334 on: December 14, 2007, 07:56:14 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #335 on: December 14, 2007, 08:54:01 PM »
I am thinking about removing the family of beetles from my piano.

That reminds me, I ought to remove my piano from my last home.  I've heard an unused piano could make a good home for the mice who were living in the attic...  Though the 9 cats would help prevent that.  Also, I don't believe the roomies had paid utilities in a few months, the piano could soon be shivering in an unheated house.

Now I'm thinking it's time to go practice.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #336 on: December 14, 2007, 09:02:21 PM »
I am thinking about removing the family of beetles from my piano.

That is what is on my mind.

Thal
This is a serious issue, Thal. My best suggestion is that you hit each of them, one by one, with the back of your five-string tenor banjo (I knew that there must be a good use for these instruments and I am delighted that it has been left to a player of them to enlighten me!). An alternative action that you could consider, which would have the added advantage of entailing no potential harm to your banjo, is removing the piano from your home to a landfill or other similar site, beetles and all, soaking it in essence d'Iraq and then setting fire to it.

The choice is yours.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #337 on: December 14, 2007, 11:14:21 PM »
Thal. My best suggestion is that you hit each of them, one by one, with the back of your five-string tenor banjo.


I will enlighten you to the fact that there is no such thing as a 5 string tenor banjo.

Sorabji would have known this.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #338 on: December 15, 2007, 12:22:01 AM »
I will enlighten you to the fact that there is no such thing as a 5 string tenor banjo.
Thank you - so use the nearest banjo that you have for the purpose, then...

Sorabji would have known this.
I somehow doubt it.

That said, I am beginning to have an interesting idea (since this thread is supposed to be about what's on one's mind right now) - which is to write another piano trio, only that, instead of the conventional ensemble of piano, violin and cello I might score it for piano, jew's harp and banjo so that you, Jesus Christ and pianistimo could play it together - perhaps it could be subtitled Senseless in Gaza (after Aldous Huxley)...

And that's all the good taste that you'll get from me today.

Bon soir!

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #339 on: December 15, 2007, 08:20:33 AM »
I will enlighten you to the fact that there is no such thing as a 5 string tenor banjo.

Use the nearest ukelele. While they make nice sounds for the first few times that you hear them, after 3 months of 4 classmates playing uke every homegroup, it gets old...

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #340 on: December 20, 2007, 03:43:06 AM »
The future is on my mind.

I'm thinking this was one of those threads that will never die too.  It's always relevant.
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #341 on: December 20, 2007, 05:56:39 PM »
Use the nearest ukelele. While they make nice sounds for the first few times that you hear them, after 3 months of 4 classmates playing uke every homegroup, it gets old...


I much prefer the banjolele. I never tire of the sound.

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #342 on: December 21, 2007, 11:29:49 PM »
My back hurts, and I wish I weren't working so many hours over the 'holiday' season. Ah well, only five months till it'll be my holiday season... can't wait!
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #343 on: December 22, 2007, 12:40:58 AM »
I just listened tp Ronde's Liebistod .. again.. mmmm let me think.. oh yeah.. @?
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #344 on: December 26, 2007, 08:36:57 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #345 on: December 27, 2007, 03:02:41 AM »
2008 is on my mind. 
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #346 on: December 27, 2007, 08:57:30 AM »
This is on my mind


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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #347 on: December 27, 2007, 09:53:19 AM »
What is that Wolfi.

A Sculpture or a wind turbine?

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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #348 on: December 27, 2007, 11:33:03 AM »
What's on my mind right now is how crazy my little brother is.

He didn't spend enough time on the computer so he went off in a sulk and decided to sleep under the kitchen table. It took him about 5 minutes to go off to his bedroom to await me reading him a story, as I went in there I asked 'Did you chang your mind then?' and he said 'No, I'm just waiting for dad to go to sleep, then I am going to wake myself up and go and sleep under the table.'

Why??? Under the kitchen table is hard floor, it isn't anywhere near as comfortable as his bed.

Oh well, he is only 5...
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Re: What's on your mind right now?
«Reply #349 on: December 28, 2007, 07:12:57 PM »
What is that Wolfi.

A Sculpture or a wind turbine?

Thal

It's the communication tower by Santiago Calatrava, on Montjuic hill (Olympic City) in Barcelona.