Thursday, 15 March 2001

Entry #153

Listening to:
Mendelssohn, piano concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 25. Another traversal CD. I haven't listened to this CD in ages, so this is a clear indication of the value of doing the traversal. It's neat music, so there's no reason for me to have avoided it. It's just too easy when picking out my five or six CDs for the day to decide on things that I've bought more recently.
A recent movie:
O Brother, where are thou? This was an amusing film. It's really pretty light-weight, but that doesn't make it any less effective. If you know to look for them, the references to the Odyssey are fun to pick up. The blue-grass soundtrack is also very appealing. Verdict: a very enjoyable film.
I think my heel is healing (ba-boom).

As I write the Australian cricket team is going through all sorts of pain in their game against India (the second test match in a series of three). They have no batsmen left, are 174/8, and look almost certain to lose their first test match in absolutely ages. They did as they said they would, and played to win, even with a big target to get on the last day, so they deserve some credit for playing positively. I hope the Australian press, which can be famously unforgiving, if not rabid, don't accuse them of playing recklessly.