shivver13 (shivver13) wrote,


This has been a difficult, stressful week at work. I'll talk about it some other time, when I'm not under the gun and sneaking off to post to LJ.

In general, I'm not an aesthete and I'm not expressive. I don't draw, and I don't surround myself with visual beauty. I write, but not on an emotional level, and I rarely read. Yes, I play a musical instrument, but not well and certainly not with any emotion, and I rarely listen to music.

But you know, because of work stuff, I won't get to go to band rehearsal tonight or Friday, and it actually kind of hurts. I've always loved band, which is why I got back into it recently after having last played in college over twenty years ago, but I don't think I've ever really realized until today how happy it makes me to go and play music, just once or twice a week. Neither band I'm in right now are particularly good, but we love playing.

And another thing. I might be in a rotten mood, but hearing the DW theme - mostly the series 2 version, but really any version, especially those from the classic show - always brightens me up. It's simply a gorgeous piece of music.

P.S. My icon... I don't know of any other sources of DT playing music, except "Music of the Spheres" and Campbell Bain playing guitar, so I grabbed a pic of Roderick conducting. I just wanted to point out that "Music of the Spheres" and Roderick Peterson are stellar examples of an actor with no musical background having no idea what a conductor really does and playing one anyway. :)
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