Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Elephant's Child, Kipling.

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01 曲目 1.wma (23909 KB)

Read by Jack Nicholson and with Music by Bobby McFerrin

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Listening and Imagination!

  • Listen to the recording, imagining that you’re watching a movie with this music as the soundtrack.
  • What’s the mood of the music?
  • What’s happening?
  • Where is this happening?
  • Who is / are there?
  • Are there specific points in the music where specific things happen?

Adagio In G Minor By Albinoni  
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Adagio in G minor by Albinoni.mp3 (9284 KB)

Edgard - And - Le - Corbusier Poeme - Electronique 1958 by Varese  
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Varese-Edgard-and-Le-Corbusier_Poeme-Electronique_1958.mp3 (7918 KB)

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Original and new "Sonata for Piano and Oboe" for my class--first full draft.

Go to my blog and take a listen, eh?

It's rough and hasty but it has potential, or at least a chance at potential!


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Naught on Bald Mountain

My son Jonnie had his hair shaved off the previous weekend, because his hair had grown so little since his birth about 20 months earlier. The hope was that his hair would grow out more thickly. It is indeed coming in better than before, though of course it's still very fine ginger hair.
To make him feel less alone, I also shaved my head bald this Monday. By now it's already begun to grow out--just over 3 days later. Gosh.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Tanya, by Michael Nesmith

Tanya by Michael Nesmith  
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shots of me from 1986/7!

Hi! Does this person ring a bell? I'm delighted to get back in touch with my classmate Betty, who was an exchange student from France during my high school junior year. Hi, Betty!

Note: the caverns pictures are probably Carlsbad Caverns, not Luray Caverns.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm now a deviant! Creativity on embarrassing display!

I've finally decided to go for it and put my recent and forthcoming art scrawls, and also possibly creative writing, out for comments and (hopefully) constructive criticism.
I've just begun but if you're on DA you are welcome to stop by and either jeer or cheer.

Nice handle, non?

My daughter Eowyn also has some art I posted yesterday...

Chris Giza O'Brien

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eowyn Artwork Sept 4 2010

Hi, Eowyn made this for you just now!
Chris and Eowyn

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friends, Love, Truth; Judgment, Regret, Restoration.

I wanted to have a link to my blog post from my Tumblr (click the title of this post to go to it). I have erred and I want to make up for it...or if that's not what is wanted, at least I want to avoid erring again. I want to be a better person and especially a better friend. I am trying hard to learn and to be worthy of my amazing friends whom I treasure.
Peace. Be wise if you can, and if you can help me to be wise, please--be kind and help. I'll help you in any way I can.

Chris O'Brien

Friday, July 30, 2010

Busy and frustrating summertime

Working hard this summer! I'm working right now on a couple of textbooks I'm doing with my wife--EFL texts for votech grads who want to go into business. It's rather slow going and it's hard to concentrate. I haven't been sleeping really well for quite a while and the days are full of distractions and interruptions. Also working on a new song, a sort of Electric Company tribute, and another major project for a government grant. Hope I get the grant! It's hard to focus, that's a fact!
This week, Coral's been in Taichung with her cousin and a student from Japan who's visiting the Chen clan there. We only saw her on Wednesday when she was swimming with the girls in Dou Liu. Very tired and bummed. Oh well!
Sorry I haven't been keeping this blog running smoothly for a long time. Will try to do better! However, this is the one blog that's been really running at all, so don't complain too much!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Eowyn's coloring book!

Eowyn likes her cool Crayola coloring book a lot! She did this one last week. . .

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Huggies Contest photos from yesterday

Hi, we did a little contest thing yesterday, similar to last year's crawling contest, with Jonnie. We got 14 complimentary photos, of the Polaroid sort, for participating. One was not very good so here are the others. . . Jonnie did not win, but we had some fun.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Amy's Mother's Day 2010

Amy's Mother's Day 2010
Happy Mother's Day, Amy! You are sensational and I admire you so much! I want to do my best to make our family satisfied and provide you all with whatever you need and wish for.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I'm in such a great mood right now. Marble Hornets is NOT OVER. Behold!

This sort of answers some questions; likely enough, it was often Troy who really wrote the Jay posts and tweets, for one thing. . .
Bravi, all!
And especially grooved out that TL Massey, my online friend, is specifically thanked in the credits!! Busting out proud!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Charm, obdurate charm

I sure love my kids! The first three of these are recent; the others are less so, but don't you think they're cute!?

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