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Monday, June 18th, 2007

Lately I’ve been researching a particular instrument: the harp. If nothing else, I’ve learned that instruments can be rather expensive. I’ve given it a lot of thought over the past couple of days and have decided that I want to persue trying to learn how to play the harp. I don’t think that it will be particularly easy for me. Apparently, the harp can potentially get rather complicated to even play. Plus, there is that whole thing about me not knowing anything regarding music theory. As they say though, if there is the will, there is a way…

I haven’t done it yet, but I think I am pretty close to making up my mind. There are some logistical problems that I have yet to determine which may still affect my overall decision. Afterall, there are plenty of other instruments out there, and some may be easier to not only purchase and play, but to maintain as well. The harp is a complicated beast. Given that it is made of wood and not metal, there are environmental concerns; especially given the high temperatures in the area that I live in.  I will probably need to ask someone whether it is feasible for me to store something like this without damaging the instrument. The thing will already cost a pretty penny, so I would rather not see the thing get hosed too quickly. Hopefully, I’ll find the answer to this soon. Until then, I still need to find a book on beginners music theory or something…

The finer things in Life

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Music is one of those things in life I rarely have time for. It’s not so much that I can’t appreciate music, but more the fact that my life keeps me moving and doesn’t allow me to tune out the world on a frequent basis. It is somewhat unfortunate that I never learned an instrument when I was younger. Granted, my parents probably could not afford to have me take music lessons; nor was I necessarily inclined to want to play music. However, being able to look back, it probably would not have been such a bad thing to have learned how to play an instrument of some sort.

I think one of the problems with music and sound is that it is so hard to describe. It is something to be heard. I probably don’t have a single musical bone in my body, but I wonder if it is too late for me to do something. While it would be pretty cool to be able to play a piano, I am afraid I might be too old to pick up something that complicated. If I end up having kids, I wonder if I should try and nudge them towards trying an instrument. It probably wouldn’t hurt them. Hrm… maybe it is too early to give up on myself. I am sure I could try something if I was motivated enough to pursue it. A piano is so expensive though… maybe I would start with something more affordable. Either ways, I have to remember I am not so old yet that I can’t still change.


Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I’ve gone through a surprising amount of anime the past month. For a while, not even Netflix was coming in fast enough to satiate the hunger and I ended up buying a couple of series to watch while I waited. I’ve gone through all of Love Hina, Vandread, Burst Angel, Samurai 7, and Esca Flowne since wrapping up Berserk (which must be close to at least 50 hours of anime). I think I am at a sufficient point to hold off on the craziness for a while. There is still more in the pipeline, but they can wait until after things settle down at work.

It’s my hope that in about six weeks, things will be sufficiently calm enough for me to start enjoying life again. Of course, maybe I am just dreaming. There will always be more work…