Oh dear.

Thursday, 10 December 2009 22:50
montagnarde1793: (la douce melancolie)

I should really be working. I have two articles to read by tomorrow and then two essays and three exams for next week. But I cannot concentrate. Every time I start to work on one thing, I just keep thinking about all the other things I have to do. It doesn't help that my weekend is entirely full and our reading period here at Oberlin is a single day (Monday, in this case). >.>;

Still, I wanted to post just to say that one of my essays in on music during the Revolution, which makes me exceedingly happy, despite everything I have to do. It's going to be base on the last part of my presentation on 18th century French music, concerning which: I was rather surprised and gratified to see that not only did the prof like my presentation, about five or six of my fellow students (out of a class of fourteen) came up to be afterwords and congratulated me, the typical comment going something like this, "You did a great job; your presentation was really interesting and the music you played was beautiful." I think the music can probably take more credit for that than me, but still, it's nice to see I'm not the only one who finds this stuff interesting.

And speaking of music, you, [livejournal.com profile] maelicia, will certainly not be surprised - though, I predict, rather disturbed - to learn that in "La Pernette," an ancestor to "Ne pleure pas, Jeannette," apparently,

Selon les régions et les époques , le héros changea, les gens de l'ouest en firent par exemple un chouan
("The hero (which is to say Pierre) changed according to region and era; the people of the west, for example, made him into a Chouan").


...And now back to Bernier's letter to Colbert. >.>;

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Sunday, 30 October 2005 10:34
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There seems to be an odd proliferation of things to do with L'Autrichienne lately, but the French-English collaboration documentary (while it will obviously have a bias), should prove better than the Marie-Antoinette movie. (At least it covers the Revolution.) There's also a British documentary, but I don't know too much about that one (except it will be for L'Austrichienne, obviously).

They keep talking about how Marie-Antoinette has been mistreated by history! Sure, feel sorry for the rich queen. Why can't they make a pro-Maxime documentary or movie is what I want to know. They've managed to do it in print, why can't they do it in movies. (Although there is one notable exception--the French tv production from the 60s--you'd think they could make something a little bit more current and mainstream though.)

Sorry for the rant, but I had to post it someplace.

Additionally: three guesses as to my Halloween costume.

And: I need a better outlet! I need to finish my novel! I need to do my homework! *cries*

But: I did download some Simon and Garfunkel onto my iTunes, so life isn't complete crap.

What am I doing for Halloween?

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Monday, 11 July 2005 02:38
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I should go to bed. An opera called Ca Ira is coming out. I'll be able to get the CD in September. I finally cleaned my room. My sister is coming home tomorrow after her long sojourn first in New York and then in So-Cal. Bastille Day is Thursday and I fully intend to celebrate (with plenty of wine, of course). Charlie and the Chocolate factory comes out on Friday and I'm seeing it. The sixth Harry Potter book is also coming out this weekend. I saw Apres Vous at the Spangenburg(sp?)... I had no idea Gunn played movies, but apparently they have been for years. It was quite funny. Daniel Auteuil is in every French movie made in recent years it seems. I also found my Bergerettes and Pasturelles CD (on it Fabre d'Eglantine's Il pleut, il pleut bergere). I apologise, [damn it, why do I keep using the British spellings for things???] sorry, apologize, for the disjointedness of this entry, but I am severely sleep deprived. I suppose I should go to sleep.

Adieu for now,

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Watching the international news, listening to the mix-CD Ariel gave me, petting my cat... an entirely normal day. Okay, bad Army ad. I really should change the channel... I wonder if I can access French news stations? I can't wait to go to France!

Mais je dois faire les menages (tu sais, ranger mes affaires). Je ne le veux pas! N'importe quoi.

"Je pense, donc je suis." --Descartes

I need a hobby.



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