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Obama's inauguration
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:16:14 AM »
Well today's the day.
And my school's marching band got picked to play in Washington, D.C.! We are very honored  :D  ;D :D 0:)

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 06:35:12 AM »
Congrats!

Watching CNN through Facebook at the moment...
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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 06:42:52 AM »
Congratulations!

ezodisy

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 08:50:13 AM »
the invocation on now is embarrassing.

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 09:08:12 AM »
Another POV: My wife called me to let me know the inauguration was exciting.

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 10:24:15 AM »
Another POV: My wife called me to let me know the inauguration was exciting.

So did mine.  :)

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 10:46:46 AM »
The Executive One taking off was my favourite part. ;D
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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 10:51:48 AM »
Would Philip Glass write an opera L'incoronazione di Obbama?

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 11:29:48 AM »
Another POV: My wife called me to let me know the inauguration was exciting.

sorry, I didn't mean the whole thing, just the invocation part where the religious guy came on and talked about everything seen and unseen belonging to god and so on. Seemed really out of place for what's supposed to be a modern, progressive society.

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009, 11:31:16 AM »
sorry, I didn't mean the whole thing, just the invocation part where the religious guy came on and talked about everything seen and unseen belonging to god and so on. Seemed really out of place for what's supposed to be a modern, progressive society.

Yeah, some folks aren't too happy about him.

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 11:41:22 AM »
The Executive One taking off was my favourite part.

Would Philip Glass write an opera L'incoronazione di Obbama?

 ;D ;D
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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 11:52:18 AM »
sorry, I didn't mean the whole thing, just the invocation part where the religious guy came on and talked about everything seen and unseen belonging to god and so on. Seemed really out of place for what's supposed to be a modern, progressive society.

No surprise - that's what religious guys do.

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 12:14:25 PM »
Oh, and I suppose the coronation of the next British monarch will not take place in Westminster Abbey?

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009, 12:16:19 PM »
What did you think about the John Williams Simple Things?

Fairly bland, imo, but nice nonetheless.  Interesting also, NYT pointed out that Yo Yo Ma might use a carbon-fiber cello if the weather was too cold for his $2M instrument.  I was listening on the radio and so couldn't know  ...  could anyone tell?

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Re: Obama's inauguration
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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009, 12:20:33 PM »
What did you think about the John Williams Simple Things?

It was easier to put together than if they had commissioned Elliott Carter to furnish a piece.

jchen

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 12:41:25 PM »
I watched some parts of the inauguration at school. In English class, Math, lunch, and Spanish.
Did anyone see Obama kind of mess up as he was saying the oath? And I didn't see the marching band  :(

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009, 12:44:42 PM »
I heard he messed up. That means Bush is president for four more years.

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2009, 12:51:52 PM »
Oh, and I suppose the coronation of the next British monarch will not take place in Westminster Abbey?

royalty and divine blessing.

someone born in Hawaii.

not exactly the same thing

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Re: Obama's inauguration
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2009, 12:55:05 PM »
Didn't use the carbon fibre cello in the end, but certainly didn't use his primary instrument the Montagnana or the Strad either... Not sure which one he did use, could have been a Moes and Moes which is the other instrument he regularly uses. It was a bit bland, but nice none the less. He played wonderfully I thought.
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