- People who are just getting into classical music: this fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach is absolutely sublime, conveying all the genius and charm of the genre. To listen to it is an epiphany of peace and light
- People who have loved classical for a long time: Heyo this Respighi cantata is fuccing DOPE u needa get in on this shit
Cam’s dad from Modern Family is played by the same actor who plays Brenda Leigh Johnson’s dad. Cam could be Brenda’s gay brother, and when Brenda introduces Cam to her new girlfriend Sharon, Cam instantly falls in love with Sharon’s Disney Princess hair. They all go shopping together and Sharon realizes the affinity for pink runs in the family. I’m going with this crossover head canon.
I took these last week. I’m never completey happy with the photos I take, but I rather liked these. They have not been edited.
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Alice Coote wrote a piece for Slipped Disc a couple of months ago for Rosenkavgate, calling out critics for commenting on singer weight instead of vocal performance. One of the critics she called out wrote a review of Alice Coote’s performance in Xerxes. A couple of things. Almost all of the other reviews and fan comments have been overwhelmingly positive for Alice Coote. But this one critic decided that Coote gave a horrible performance; this is the same critic who made sexist, misogynistic comments about Tara Erraught’s weight. We really need to get rid of old, white, misogynistic pigs who aren’t concerned with the music.
Also Eomer = Bones McCoy. So much hotter in LOTR b/c grimy and sweaty and yielding a sword with all that armor.
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Seriously though, my three main preteen crushes were Viggo Mortenson, Legolas (not Orlando Bloom), and (above all) Dominic Monaghan. My AIM screen name was something like “ILoveMerry”.
LOTR was almost a rite of passage for me - I knew I had gone from being a girl to a woman when I went from crushing on Legolas (never Orlando Bloom) to wanting to ride Aragorn into the sun set over Pelennor Fields.