Posts Tagged ‘forgetful’

Note to self:

September 22, 2010 - 10:49 pm Comments Off on Note to self:

In 1992 I went to see Phantom of the Opera in London and was – er, haunted – by the Phantom’s voice, a deep grumbly growl and so far away from the somewhat nasally whine of the much-vaunted Michael Crawford performance. I’ve been trying to figure out since then who played him. Lost my program.

I think it was Peter Karrie. So now I won’t forget.

The last thing that goes…

June 18, 2010 - 8:39 pm Comments Off on The last thing that goes…

Last summer I was totally and horribly addicted to Harper’s Island (warning, spoilery Wiki article), this terrible schlocky murder mystery show where a character got bumped off every week. I mean, really addicted. To the point where I was a total spoiler hound and went to try to find bits of the Canadian broadcast which aired a couple of days before the US one did and then when the finale aired, we were down in South Texas and actually went to a REST STOP that has WiFi to see if we could get the damned episodes (we couldn’t).

So there was this one very very emotional scene when one (well, two) of the characters died to the song Letters from the Sky by Civil Twilight. (Here’s the scene, if you want to see it – spoilers, duh.) And I was so caught up in the moment that I went and bought the song and rated it high in my mp3 library and played it over and over for a couple of weeks.

And promptly went and forgot about the whole thing.

So in the last several days, Letters from the Sky has been getting a ton of airplay on the local alt radio station, and I would get all tingly and adrenalined and couldn’t figure out what was up. Finally tonight, I heard it again and started shouting, “That song — television show? People running? Something big happened? What WAS IT!!” and went and looked it up on my phone and realized what it was.

Isn’t it funny how wrapped up in Harper’s Island I was last summer, and this year I couldn’t even remember the character’s names or who died when? How fickle I am.