Sunday, November 25, 2007

Blubbering Like a Baby

I went to see the feel-good movie, "August Rush" this afternoon and sat there sobbing through the last quarter. Yes, it's predictable. Okay, and cliched. But it was wonderful. I cried because it reminded me of what it was like when I felt that way about music. I was a weird kid (already covered that in other posts), but another strange thing about me was my music ability. My parents were poor, so not a lot of attention was given to my potential skills. I played several instruments in elementary school, was given piano lessons free by the son of a preacher at a neighborhood church and sang since I started breathing. For years, there was nothing but music for me: studying it, listening to it, playing it, singing it, dreaming about it. As I got older (and made stupid choices), I switched from studying/singing classical music to rock and roll (not one of the bad choices). I also acquired every bad habit a stupid teenager can acquire (definitely several bad choices). Anyway, I managed to turn myself from an almost-prodigy child to a slacker teenager, who only used my singing skills to get attention (I think I already covered my father issues an in earlier post, too). Long story shorter, bad habits and stupid decisions tarnished my beautiful music. So, that's why I cried. Watching that sweet little boy bliss out from the sound/vibration/frequency of music is so familiar to me. I sincerely miss it.

And, by the way, the vampire from "Moonlight" was in the movie in a small role. He was actually pretty good and still pleasant eye candy. He spoke with his Aussie accent. Very cool.


Blogger Tez Miller said...

He was actually allowed to speak in his native accent? Good for him! I thought that was a privilege reserved for Jesse Spencer, and only then with House.

By the way, are Yasmine Galenorn and Lynda Hilburn the same person, may I ask?

Have a lovely day! :-)

5:09 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Hi, Tez. I just love those accents. Maybe that's another reason I like "Torchwood."

Now you really have me curious. What would make you ask if the delightful Yasmine Galenorn and I are the same person? While I do have lots of subpersonalities, none of them are named Yasmine! grin! Yasmine has a couple of interviews on my blog, though.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Tez Miller said...

Ooh, me confused. I used Google Reader to subscribe to Yasmine Galenorn's blog but instead somehow I've subscribed to your blog. I'm rather baffled now.

Have a lovely day! :-)

5:43 PM  

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