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So today....

My mind being touched by being in physical recovery (which is going well) and the hint of autumn in the air, I decided I needed a fresh load of classical era and baroque music to listen to while I stitch and think of trying to get back into fiction writing.  Poetry Muse and Pink are having a combat;  Pink is getting agitated.  We'll see what happens.

I'm actually doing quite well.  I had hubby pull out my spinning wheel so I could have something non-stressful to keep my legs moving a bit, and I've paced around the house and the back yard some.  My legs feel the lack of exercise a lot, though.  I may have to go do some mindless knitting and prop them up a bit.

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luxken27
Sep. 5th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Are you taking musical recs, or did you just have to pull out a different part of your collection? :)

Glad to hear you're still doing well! Having something to keep your hands and feet busy will undoubtedly help.
knittingknots
Sep. 5th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I had some, but I went to Amazon and bought more, cause too much of my collection hasn't gotten to MP3 state yet...some of it never even got into tape, much less CD...Been awhile since I've been in such a pre-Romantic Baroque strict Classical frame of mind...Even Beethoven gets too romantic for me sometimes when I get like this...

I'm particularly fond of good Baroque music...which might explain while movement three of Vivaldi's Summer is my favorite piece of music ever done...I kind of, almost, collect versions of it...one day I'm going to round them all up and put them in a play list and get totally drunk off the music itself.

My music collection is pretty eclectic...Bach to NIN to Adam Lambert, with a lot of Celtic and technopop and electronica mixed in.
luxken27
Sep. 5th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
I love Vivaldi's Four Seasons - sometimes I just break it out to listen to the majesty of the violin, you know? It makes me wish I could play that well (or even that instrument, aheh). Then I inevitably break out the Handel and Grieg and Tchaikovsky...and I get lost in the awesomeness that is classical music *sigh*

My collection is fairly varied as well, but I tend to go through stages of collecting a lot of one thing, before moving on to another. The good thing is, I can go back to anything and everything when I'm in the mood, and I have a little something for all of my moods, if necessary :P
knittingknots
Sep. 5th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Absolutely exactly...I try to have stuff for all my moods...just been awhile since I got on a heavy baroque kick...I go for medieval and renaissance music, too, at times...and other times, I might want to listen to some bluegrass (but then, I am related to Lester Flatt, so I can claim family connection...LOL). Don't do much hiphop or pop country, but I reserve the right to like any piece in any mode, no matter what genre it is.

Yeah, I got a think for the Romantics, too...I'm just not in the mood for them today.

Wish I had all my cassette and vinyl recordings still...had a nice collection once upon a time...Got my oldest son hooked on Vivaldi, btw...he kept swiping my favorite recordings of the Four Seasons.

Tomorrow, I might want to listen to the Engineers or Pink. Who knows?
kiramaru7
Sep. 5th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better, KK!

Having fallen in love with curry arc music, I find myself wanting to hear Indian/Middle Eastern music... *kicks self for not looking in the shop at "fake Morocco" at EPCOT*
knittingknots
Sep. 6th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
See! One must have music for all occasions handy...I used to have some middle eastern music back in the vinyl record days...when I was interested in belly dance, but not much Indian...I suspect, though, there's a fair bit of at least Bollywood stuff on Youtube, and of course, belly dance music....
kiramaru7
Sep. 6th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
now why didn't i think of that? XD
I know! I've searched Youtube for other music, never thought to look for bollywood stuff! XD It really does get me in mood for writing my Kuro-crappu, so I'll take look over there! Thanks, KK!
kokoronagomu
Sep. 6th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
sorry, i'm not into classical but i really like gershwin and i like yuki kajiura and kalifina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVZJODGyYMw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJWgSotaqWc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJWgSotaqWc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwoc6P1UXwE

you know, i was thinking orchestra... *shrugs* but i can't help you with the classical era or baroque -- sorry love. hey! here's some psychedelic catholic masses =D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxVaMhW75Uc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nal82O3hMdM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZLvRqYPWCc

i'm so glad your recovery is going well!
psyco_chick32
Sep. 6th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
Glad to hear your recovery is going well! Plenty of relaxation and inspiration can get the muses jumping... let's hope you don't have a revolt on your hands ;)

Bummer to hear that you're feeling the lack of exercise, but you'll be back to yourself in no time. Until then - don't hurry it! We'd rather have you at 100% *gentle hugs*
knittingknots
Sep. 6th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
Yah, until they take those staples they used to close my little incisions, it better be gentle hugs...LOL.

But I haz my spinning wheel to do gentle stuff for my legs and lots of fiber to spin, and my calves have been appreciating that. And a kind, gentle hubby who's been putting up with me most excellently.

The writing muses better watch out...my fiber junkie side is starting to come to the fore...they've kept her at bay for three years...she might be looking for revenge...

landofthekwt
Sep. 6th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
It was good to hear that you are able to do some of the things you like in your condition. Here's to a speedy recovery. I used to fall asleep to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos when I was in college. You might find them soothing.
knittingknots
Sep. 6th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
The Brandenburg Concertos were my favorite study music when I was in college...Something about the structure of baroque music helps keeps my mind focused better. I love Bach....
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