Thursday, August 17, 2006

Shostakovich turns 100


Argh, can't spot the hot violinist!

It's a been a while.
The collecting of student cards, getting on the tram to Flinders, queuing up in Mcdonalds' along Swanston.
Crossing Yarra to the Arts Centre.

It's true, it's been a habit that now we actually look forward more to the Happy Meals rather than the symphony itself.
Anyhow, it was Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, Leningrad of the Courage Under Fire series. I admit, pop songs are easier to remember. Compare that previous line to 'Shake Your Bon Bon' and 'Animal Song' and you'll get the idea.
The piece was written during the war, so a lot of bing bing and bang bang if you know what I mean.
An hour and fifteen minutes plus a five minute encore without interval was pretty intensed and heavy. Then again, I was just there to pretend that I'm a high cultured person.
Whereas Parky, you can really sense the obvious uplifting of his mood after the symphony. If I were to suggest going to a stripshow, he'd probably agree and pay for it.
Yea, he was that happy. Shut up, you're just jealous because your flatmates do nothing but watch TV, hunt for sales in the city and lick peanut butter off Ricky Martin's poster.