Has it really been over two months since I posted any write music? It's CRAZY how fast this year is flying by! I mean, I'm glad that summer will be over before long (I *hate* heat and I hate sweating profusely while standing/sitting still), but I don't like that 2013's already more than halfway done. At least I've been fairly productive with outlining, writing, and querying, so all is not lost.
Today I want to share something that, for me, stands out from the 436089124 other movie songs in my iTunes library (rough estimate, though probably more accurate than not) because it was one of my dog's favorites.
I don't know about other dogs, but my golden retriever loved classical/instrumental music with a passion.
I would come home from school and listen to music while I did my homework at the dinner table, and she would be there, curled like a big yellow comma around my chair.
Every time I practiced my violin in the living room, she would appear at my feet in a flash and lie there contentedly, listening. (Even when I played horribly. She was my biggest (*cough* my only) fan.
And whenever someone sat down at the piano and began playing, she'd materialize from her doggie bed in the den for a front-row seat. Piano music was her favorite, especially the adagio from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 (which also happens to be my favorite music in the world). What can I say? She was a classy canine!
Here's a song from the Hana-Bi soundtrack, composed by Joe Hisaishi (yet another movie I have not seen, let alone heard of before I came across the music). I listened to it quite a lot when I was drafting RICE FLOWER MEMOIRS back in 2009, and now I can't hear it without thinking about certain bittersweet scenes in that book.
Hope you like it! And tell me - if you have animals, do they enjoy music?