36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 099: Life events


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 99 — Life events
09-November-1971 (Tues.)


Another tremendously full day. They really get me tired, but I feel like I accomplish a lot.

Work on electronic music in the morning. Practice horn and piano for 6 hours. Then, at home, practice guitar.

Now, before I sleep, I’ll try to study and read. But I don’t know if I can take it.


1971. A full day with lots of practice. Good.

A 2007 surprise. Today, I have a bit of a surprise, one that is important and affects future decisions. It is not health or family related. It is not bad. I am ok. Everyone is ok. It is just the possibility of change. Let's call it a life event. Although, I cannot talk about it, I did want to bring up the fact that life has lot's of curve balls. Life is full of challenges—forever. Things change—always.

It’s time to take my own advice—move forward, one step-at-a-time, one foot in front of the other. Life goes on. Never easy, but you just do it. I am confident things will be ok.

2007 opera—technology style. At the same time, I received an email from an alumni group of Indiana University. (I received my Master's in Composition from Indiana University.) Indiana University was streaming a live performance of Puccini's La Bohème from their wonderful music and opera performance center. (I used to work in that performance center as an audio/AV guy crawling up in the rafters for concerts.)

La Boheme from Indiana University
Quicktime Streaming. Streaming means that you log on to a website and then watch a video without downloading the file. The video streams. What am I thinking? You know what streaming is all about—YouTube. The Indiana University stream was excellent, using Apple's Quicktime Streaming technology, I believe. So, this night, I watch a live performance of an opera on my computer. And a favorite opera at that (poor Mimi). It was enjoyable, and a welcome buffer and relief to the surprising news of that afternoon.

Is it coincidence that I am viewing
La Boheme almost exactly 36 years apart? Once live, and once live on a computer? See tomorrow's post. Until then.


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