February 27th, 2003

oski, calbear, berkeley

Carillon music.

Last fall, a lot of you saw this image:

It came from Stanfurd...
(click on the pic to get a bigger version)

The tower in the picture is the Campanille, and the music I am about to share with you came from the carillion in this tower. It was recorded by the Berkeley Historical Society in 2001-2002.

The music:

  • They're Hanging Danny Deever in the Morning. Traditionally, the last song played on the Campanille before they shut it down for finals.
  • In Memoriam: September 11th, 2001. Great music can come from great tragedy, as this haunting melody suggests. One of my favourites on the CD.
  • America the Beautiful. Put here mainly so that there's a song you all know the tune to, so you can see how they translate.
  • Fight for California. Cal's fight song. o/~ our sturdy golden bear/ is watching from the sky... o/~ (or as my Stanford friends might sing it: "our dirty golden bear...")
  • Hour Strike. I've mentioned the bells striking the hours, and you can hear them quite clearly in South Hall, which is in center campus and a two minute walk from the Campanille. Hopefully the other examples give you some idea of why we don't hold classes between noon and twelve thirty (noon is traditionally one of the three times our carillonist plays, the others are 7:50 AM (just before classes start) and 6 PM (just after most classes have ended.)

I can hear them from my room on College and Durant. So yeah, I like this CD. Enjoy. :)
  • Current Music
    Multiple - In Memoriam
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it's funny the little things that have impact on your life.

There was once a time when I loved a certain show, and I loved it so much that I actually wanted to be on the show, because I thought it would be so fun to play with the host and do all the cool things that he did. I was enchanted. You know, instead of being just a Television Neighbour, I wanted to be his neighbour on the show.

I grew up eventually, all kids do, but I loved catching PBS when I got the chance, and occassionally caught the show again. It's been a while since I've had a chance, but I've not forgotten. And so, here I am, nearly twenty years later, and I discovered that host has wandered off to the Never Never Land in the sky.

Godspeed, Fred Rogers, y'done good. If I can do a quarter of the good, I'd consider it a fullfilled life. :)
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well, that sucked.

I HATE 206. I really really HATE 206.

Test one: 12/25
Test two: 13/25

i'm doing so well. I actually read this time and I did one point better than a test where I misread one chapter. I can only pray that networking will save me.
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