I’ve been on the fringes of this fandom for a while now for the reason that it doesn’t show with a proper schedule on the local tv programming. I’m there and yet not there at the same time. Either way, I won’t sleep right if I don’t do anything to commemorate the fiftieth year of the dear Doctor.
On to the next adventure, allonsy!
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 – Full Length – Complete 3rd Symphony. Max McBride conducting Sydney Youth Orchestra
This morning I was searching for a list of music played in that 2009 movie, The Soloist, starring Robert Downy Jr. and Jamie Foxx. I’m still reeling from it, there’s till so much to think about. There were three factors that made me watch it: the cello, Beethoven and RDJ. No regrets. I want to ask something of you, my anonymous friend, listen to the music. Not the whole thing if you don’t want to but just a few minutes. Let it sink into you, let it soothe you to peace.
This piece … it blew me away, not only how skillfully this remarkable orchestra brought to life but by the fact that this band of musicians consisted mostly, or should I say, entirely of youths whose passion Continue reading →
Normally on Sundays I surf the YouTube waves and thanks to the E-magine internet works that we now have up here, streaming is awesome as ever. I took advantage immediately. So I got on to YT and it had some recommendations for me, bless ‘em. One of those were J.K Rowling’s commencement speech for Harvard in 2008.
You know I’m not ashamed to say I’d cried. I’ll remember her words, I’ll call on them again later in my life I’m sure. This woman here, she’s an inspiration.
This one is Ellen DeGeneres’ speech at Tulane in 2009.
She’s gay, hilarious and she is awesome and I freaking love her and her generous heart. Her message of being true to yourself has touched me deep inside because I’m not very sure about who I am. I don’t want to hold back on being ‘me’ while at the same time I don’t want to let down the people I care about. You’d have thought that if they loved me back that they would accept the person I am, but it’s a different matter, it’s complicated. Isn’t it always?
I live in the deepest depth of curiosity: where bottomless vision is served fresh each day, where honest ingenuity is the law of the land, and where practicality is only ever seen when gravely necessary. It should come as no surprise then if I tell you that I found something the other day that fortified my belief in the spirit of human ability, the courage that stems from dedicated passion, and the strength rooted in outrageous dreams.
Prepared to be inspired! Never back down when you believe in what you're doing, what you feel is right when people ridicule you, call you crazy and hopeless, because you'd be the person with the most hope, the most content and happiest one of them all because you're living your dreams, making them a reality.
There are those out there who would revel in your failure, will you give them a chance to laugh or will you stand triumphantly and say to them all "Well look, I did it. You didn't stop me, and you never will" ? Bless you Agustin, I hope you'll get to fly one day. **************
P.S The creators of the film have set up a fund to help Agustin. If you are unable to contribute financially, please just share his story. I’m sure I’m not the only one who believes that Agustin is the type of man who deserves to be known.
I think this should make up for missing yesterday’s Music Wednesday. I strongly suggest that you’d watch this video before you read any further. You’ll be glad you did!
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride by Mark Keal’l Ho’omalu & The Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus (the lyrics are on the video’s page on YouTube)
I came across this video on You Tube last night, along with other ones from the series. This is one of my most favourite movie songs on Disney of all time! It brought back some sweet childhood memories. Lilo & Stitch first aired as a movie and in 2002 it was made into a series that ran for about three years and I’d watched it almost every day until it ended.
It’s the truth, I’m telling you and I won’t ever deny it and I don’t care what you Twi-hards (Twilight suckers I mean fanatics) have to say about it. What? You mean you don’t know?! *Gasps* Okay, okay, it’s my own fault that I didn’t make it public here on WP (though I think I mentioned something in one of those Tag game posts + my Twitter username is @GryffindorGal1) that I’m a Potter-head, a Harry Potter fan until the end of time! I’m not infatuated, I was with Twilight I’ll admit in all honesty, but Harry Potter is forever, my friends, FOREVER! Oh and I recently changed my gravatar that might give a hint.
A chunk of my heart in seven volumes!
As to how it changed my life …
It was during the summer of 2010 when I somehow ended up on a Wikipedia article on Harry Potter – I’d see almost all the movies released up to that time but I didn’t care for it much back then – but as I kept on reading how Mrs.Rowling came about with the shebang I was hooked, without actually being aware that I was being reeled in … Continue reading →