Monday, June 9, 2008

An introduction and an epiphany (sort of)

So today I came to a shocking realization.

I have no idea what I want to do with my life.

Perhaps an introduction will help you all in understanding my situation.

My name is Emily. I started at Murray State University in the Fall of 2007 as a music performance major. I enjoy music, theatre, reading, writing, photography, and many other things. My former career goal was, in what I like to think are very general terms, a musical theatre performer.

I realized, as a music major, that I lack both the drive and talent to succeed in the highly competitive entertainment industry. I believe that I am talented (please don't think me conceited, I'm really not), but I'm very laid back and not very competitive.

Now that I've outlined my reasons for not pursuing a career in musical theatre, I will now move on to something completely different.

Wow, that felt very Python. :)

One thing I've noticed, is that I have a very eclectic mixture of music in my iTunes library, so what I thought I'd do is do a daily "Today on Shuffle". So, here goes:

Today on Shuffle:

Sarah Brightman - Scarborough Fair

I actually have about three versions of this song in my library. It's a folk song that has been covered by Simon and Garfunkel, Celtic Woman, Sarah Brightman, as well as many others.

Kristin Chenoweth - Let Yourself Go

Composed by Irving Berlin, "Let Yourself Go" is a jazzy piece from her album of the same title. I love jazz and big band music, and would love to perform this song sometime. It has to be a blast!

Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart

I downloaded this from iTunes free as the Single of the Week. It's lounge jazz at it's best, one of the better free downloads I've acquired on iTunes.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Well, hello there. You have inspired me to pick up blogging again, as well. Funny, I was listening to Scarborough Fair, too!

Did you know that it won't let you indent your posts? And also that it won't let you change your font once you have picked it?

Anyway... I have one, too. Actually, there are three under my name, but the real one is: What Dreamers Call Real, And Realists, Illusion.

I love you!