Day 25: An acoustic song you love
Not only acoustic, but a cappella as well: Hildegard von Bingen's Ave Generosa
as sung by contralto Margaret Philpot on the 1981 Gothic Voices cd A Feather on the Breath of God
, probably my favourite example of ars antiqua (a music genre popular in the 11th and 12th centuries).( the rest of the days )
I have no words to express how immensely satisfying I thought last night's conclusion to Doctor Who
was. ( in case the next few lines may be considered spoilery... )
I can't do meta as other people in the fandom can; my thoughts on television shows, even the ones I like more than any others, don't tend to run that deep...so I'll just finish by saying that I have thoroughly enjoyed both the writing and the acting in this last series, and am looking forward to seeing Amy, Rory and Eleven again this coming Christmas.
The England vs. Germany game has just kicked off, but I'm not that interested in watching: neither team have really impressed so far and I'm indifferent as to which one of them will go through this afternoon. I am glad though that Ghana won their match against the USA yesterday; as they are the only African team still remaining in the competition, I think it will give a tremendous boost to the sport in the whole of the continent.
I missed the Netherlands' game on Thursday as I had a friend round for dinner; but I understand that again they didn't show any of the wonderful 'total football' they displayed in the qualifying stages. They'll be playing against Slovakia tomorrow, and I'm seriously worried they might not progress any further, if only because over the last few days every commentator and football analyst have expressed their opinion that Holland easily outclasses 'football midget' Slovakia, and pooh-pooh the fact that that 'football midget' eliminated reigning world champions Italy last week. That's tempting fate, and I don't like it.