Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit

This and That...

My heart goes out to everyone touched by the tragedy in Boston.

A few notes for today:
* My latest "Looking Back on Genre History" segment (which is the first in a multi-part exploration of Star Trek's long-term and uneasy relationship with Native America) is now up on StarShipSofa here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

* It looks like my family in Oklahoma is set (see No. 1) and so are we (see No. 5): Best Parks in the United States for Hiding During the Zombie Apocalypse.

* On Saturday we saw a stunning performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (the piano-percussion version) by the Lenoir-Rhyne University A Capella Choir and College Singers. In case it's not on your "Most Frequently Played" list in iTunes, Carmina Burana is a musical setting of texts by students and clerics from a 13th century manuscript discovered in a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria. The libretto includes songs of love, of spring, of the tavern, and of fortune, some of which are quite irreverent, satirical, and risqué! I'm not a fan of spring or summer - in fact, I'm planning soon to disappear indoors and not come out again until sometime around late September - but the saucy and stirring performance put a dent even in my hum-buggery for the night. "O Fortuna" rocked!

* I love the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Tags: hunger games, music, native america, podcasts, star trek
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