#22 I am glad someone else out there hates melons.
Oh, they're awful. I feel like I'm defusing land mines every time I sit down to enjoy fruit salad. "Is that an apple? NO! HONEYDEW! GAH! RINSE, RINSE!"
The concept of a small-but-localized tumor that muddles numbers is something I find darkly hilarious. (Also, the bit above about RINSE! reminds me of that bit from Misery. Brrrr.
You're making it very difficult for me to continue resisting this particular meme.
I remember a wooden escalator at the top of I think Kaufmann's in Pittsburgh (before it got taken over by Macy's GRRRR): my wife and I snooped around up there around Christmas time and attracted the attention of a guard, so we weren't able to explore as much as we wanted. Which minimalist composer do you think your music piece sounds like? I have been listening to Steve Reich and Philip Glass for 13 years now and composed a couple of early-Glass-like bits a couple of years ago.
I bet it was Kaufmann's (some 'Net searching bears that out.) I recall it being very narrow, and to my young eyes (4? 5?) quite steep and a little frightening. I also have a very faint memory of taking one of the trolleys that ran in our suburb (South Hills.) Phew.Olivander, join us... join us... Although I must say I'm filled with regret at the boringness of many of the entries, as I thought of a bunch of better things after the fact. Curse the semi-permanence of the typecast form!
Oh bother, forgot to add:Reich would have been a big influence for sure, though it would be very big-headed of me to compare anything I've written to established composers. (Different Trains knocks me over every time I hear it.) I suppose I regret not having the chance to be encouraged by their output instead of discouraged at my own. I've still got some cassettes of stuff I recorded off the computer's speaker jack -- the auditory equivalent of angsty teenage diaries written when the world was pretty much school and your bedroom walls.
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