Thursday, February 28, 2008

To the Opera... and then to the RE!

Our appointment with the local RE is on April 16, just after my next visit from the haggard wench and after I get my CD3 bloodwork and testing done. I ought to be able to have the results by then so the RE and hubby and I can go over it all together. They said to expect the appointment to last about 45 mins to 1 hour. Wish me luck.

In the meantime, I'm going to let you folks listen to some music. Well, okay, you can choose to listen to some music if you wish. Here's the deal...

In my gaming forum, there is a thread about what music we all enjoy. Now, my tastes range from true Canadian rock (Rush, Tom Cochrane, Trooper) to French pop (Mylène Farmer, Philippe LaFontaine, Vanessa Paradis), some Japanese from when I used to live there (B'z) and a huge assortment of house, dance and trance. Some are more effective than others, depending on the purpose. *wink wink*

My favourite group of all time, since 1982, has been Duran Duran. (God I would kill to have two minutes of John Taylor's time!!) The latest album, "Red Carpet Massacre" was produced in conjunction with Timbaland and marks a new sound for the band, which I really like. I think my favourite track on that album is "The Valley."

But lately, two of my absolute favorites are the following:

A friend of mine turned me onto this group: Placebo. He did that by telling me that Placebo's song, "Pure Morning" would be perfect to describe my character in the game. I immediately went to and searched for their music, and found this video. Since hearing that song, I've played their CD daily in my car and I am gunning to get more CDs. LOVE their stuff. I'm looking for more CDs; given that they're European, I figure I'll have to get it from an online site somewhere. Anyway, this is "Pure Morning."

The second was sweeping Youtube for quite awhile and in fact, I am thrilled to say that I have tickets to see this man on March 17. This is Paul Potts, the winner of "Britain's Got Talent" (the British equivalent of "American Idol"). I get goosebumps when I hear him sing. It is opera. And OMG, it is like nothing I've heard before. This is his audition and the reaction of the audience and judges. Nice to see Simon Cowell is dumbstruck for once!


Angie said...

Looking forward to hearing about your RE appt.

Heather said...

Paul Potts made me cry. That is so amazing!

Pam said...

V. is a huge Duran Duran fan as well. Go check...the yoohoo post is up. :)

OHN said... about two completely opposite styles of music! :)

I got goosebumps listening to Paul Potts--AMAZING. Do you know if all he sings is opera or does he sing other styles as well?

BTW-April 16 is a very lucky day in my life...I hope it is for you too:)