Sunday, June 10, 2007


Lovely day, though little happened. Went to the gym, made a bundle of flashcards, had dinner with Jay, talked to mom, and have been sitting here in my spotless room studying, listening to Vaughan Williams's 6th and 8th. Even though he's is properly one of the second-tier composers, like say, Elgar or Richard Strauss, his symphonies are quite enjoyable. Rather dull vertically--seldom are parts brilliantly crisscrossing or anything--but nonetheless, everything has a very sumptuous sound, delicious. A better melodist than Stravinsky, though that says little.

You know, I actually thought 'Who the hell is that idiot sitting on the quad without his shirt on--oh, it's Scott.'

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