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Karajan

Symphony

Posted on 2008.12.28 at 19:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Ottman - Valkyrie
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Armed with my laptop & iPod, I haven't had reason to leave my bed all week, only intermittently answering the mostly silent door, or my phone. I've watched more movies this week than all of the the past year, listened to scores of scores and classical music, read and been read to. Its been a comforting week, the first few days off feeling like weeks of their own. With no children to tend to I've fully embraced my sedentary lifestyle and marveled in its wonder.

Herbert Von Karajan was a major influence in the creation of the compact disc, insisting that its proposed playing time of 60-minutes be extended to 74 minutes as to include Beethoven's 9th Symphony in its entirety, lending his name - his prestige - his legacy, to the new format. "Those who have achieved all their aims probably set them too low." the famous conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic is quoted as saying, and I feel a tug of worthlessness as I wallow in my inactivity. Then I put on another CD, close my eyes, and lose myself in the strains of the symphony, as the harmonious combination of elements which is this new, temporary life of mine, eagerly whisk me off to unknown places, and I allow myself to willingly go.






Jackson-Triggs (Canadian) 2006:
187ml bottle yieled exactly one glass. Way too sweet & syrupy.




Kestrel (Washington State) 2004:
Thick Chardonney. Pleasing stronger flavor.




Schmitt Sohne (Germany) 2004:
Almost too sweet. Like an Auslese; I prefer Spätlese.




Rudolf Müller (Germany) 2004:
The dryest of the eisweins so far. Beautifully layered. Wonderful.




Smoky Hill (Kansas) 2003:
I saved the best for last - alas, it was too late.
The wine had already turned :(


Comments:


irulan_amy at 2008-12-29 02:54 (UTC) (Link)
I've had a hard time finding good ice wine for purchase out here...I will be sure to look up some of the ones you listed. :D
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-12-29 02:59 (UTC) (Link)
Just be sure to drink them instead of wasting good money on something which will never touch your lips. I was saddened to lose my prize bottle of Kansan Icewine.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-29 05:11 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'll take a break from the glorious estate of Château De Cardboard and get myself some nice eiswein sometime. I'm craving some all of a sudden.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-12-29 05:16 (UTC) (Link)
Château De Cardboard has one thing going for it: Volume! Case in point - I'm out of wine, and you're not.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-29 05:29 (UTC) (Link)
Out of wine? I will drink some of my boxed plonk on your behalf!

Well, I would if it weren't, um, 7:30am. *shifty eyes*
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-12-29 05:30 (UTC) (Link)
If, just this once, you would make that sacrifice for me, I'd be eternally grateful.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-29 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
Well, since you insist!

*nobly sacrifices box-wine to the cause*
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-12-29 05:50 (UTC) (Link)
I *adore* your selflessness. Thank you, really.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-29 05:53 (UTC) (Link)
How else am I going to keep up with the Fairy Bombs?

*hiccup*
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-12-29 05:34 (UTC) (Link)
mr_dowg canceled on me, so I'm drinking Fairy Bombs. That's right, Lucid + MONSTER. Oh hell yeah!
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-29 05:44 (UTC) (Link)
You're not going to be able to sleep for a week!

Goddammit, why don't I have any Monster to mix with my wine?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-12-29 06:07 (UTC) (Link)
I keep several in the house for an emergency. What? This cancellation is an emergency, damnit.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-29 06:18 (UTC) (Link)
Of course it is. I can feel your pain and anguish all the way over here. It's very ... painful and anguished.
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