Thursday, March 30, 2006

Songs/Instrumental Tracks on my Sunday Morning Playlist.

I actually got complaints about no Deviation Friday, so I'm making up for it.
Here they are
Sinner Man (Nina Simone) Gotta love that piano playing
She (Elvis Costello) Great song. Just great song.
Head Over Heals (Tears for Fears)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) a beautiful song.
Dead Already (Thomas Newman) one of his smartest, catchiest and most wonderful compositions.
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5) a languid, cute song, suiting to my mood on any Sunday morning.
All Alone (Gorillaz) catchy, though repeptitive. They need a new album.
Irish Blood, English Heart (Morrissey)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) need at least 3 Beatles songs to keep functioning.
The Long and Winding Road (Aretha Franklin)
Here Comes the Sun (Nina Simone)
Across the Universe (Rufus Wainwright)
Three Wise Men (James Blunt)
Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) so beautiful!
Anyway. Am torrenting madly.


Anonymous said...

Dire Straits

rolf said...

Do you like Rachel Yamagato?

MysticFist said...

She (Elvis Costello) Great song. Just great song.

Ha. Of course.

Emma said...

Have you heard it? It's so great!

MysticFist said...

Talking to me? Uh, you're either kidding or you really do have a selective memory!

Emma said...

I don't rememeber you saying you liked it. Anyway it's from the Notting Hill soundtrack so you didn't recommend it to me.

MysticFist said...

Costello's cover is great but he himself admitted he couldn't touch Aznavour's original rendition of the song. So do yourself a favour and, well, torrent it - now there's my recommendation. It's by far and away my favourite song of all time. [yes]

Emma said...

I see.

jon mcnicol said...


Emma said...

You need more brain cells, fool. The Beatles are the best band ever.

Emma said...

And no, I don't.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work » »

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare in Context

- James Burbage’s theatre – The Swan.
- Read text and then notes.
- Wider reading.
- The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy Edited by Claire McCeetchen.
- Tragic genre – mention this in essay.
- Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes, edited by Lily Campbell.
- Will of the World by Stephen Green-Blatt for the latest ideas on Shakespeare & tragedy.
- Introducing Shakespeare by G.B. Harrison.
- No more than 4.
- All quotations should be in italics. Embed quotes.

Act 5 Scene II

The turbulence of the end of Scene I is pacified by Claudius telling Laertes, “we’ll get Hamlet” (or words to that effect.)

Osrick is there to invite Hamlet to meet with Lartes.

Pleasure – double meaning, pun. Means willingness to fight. Line 185.

To himself, Hamlet means that his purpose is to kill the king and avenge his father’s death & will pursue the king.

Horatio tells him not to go, but Hamlet is confident, but he doesn’t know that he has been set up. “if your mind dislikes anything, obey it.”

Line 201 is an echo from the Bible. Jesus says, one of them, the sparrow shall not fall on the ground without your father. Sparrow reference = Bible. Destiny. Readiness is all.

Hamlet feels remorse – the irony is that he will end up getting killed.

Pearl = poison.

Kettle drum.

The cannons to the heavens – noise, crescendo. Hides his cunning & Machiavellian.

Laertes fears it is against his conscious. He feels bad, guilty, sinful.

The King lies about why the Queen fainted.

Before Laertes dies, he feels guilty.

He’s sliding out the blame; blames the King. Tells the truth, it’s a relief. Comes up in our esteem.

Treason: speaking out against the state. Crime against state.

The King then pretends like Mercutio.

Hamlet then gives Claudius the poison. He dies too. Hamlet finally does kill the King.

Hamlet blames his mother for the series of consequences.

Ghost not here – not needed dramatically

Horatio tries to kill himself. Maybe he loves Hamlet like Mercutio loves Romeo.

Antique romans would fall upon their swords.

Narrative, not story.
Hamlet prevents Horatio from drinking the wine, he wants someone to live to tell the story. Horatio is honourable and would have gone to Heaven,

The rest is silence

Sad ending. Subdued.

Ironic that young Fortinbras gets power, as he was the son of the enemy of the old Hamlet. Cynical. Power will attract all sorts of creepy people. What it does to them and what they do to others.

Relief when it ends. Freshness.

Shakespeare loved political messages. Interested in love as well.

Corruption, revenge and the absence of love.

- Revenge
- Love
- Family love
- The corruption of power – Yin/Yang.
- Misunderstandings.
- Complexity of life

Starts with a death, ends in a death.

All the components of life and whether it is better to think on things or act on them.

The language of the play
Imagery, metaphors.
Physical world.

Paradox of what is right & wrong. Both sides of every argument.

Questions. Questions. Questions. Direction. Fit in context.

1) Great beginning but not a long paragraph. Start with a quotation.
2) High level specifity. Not the. Every word must count. Don’t use very.

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