July 31st, 2010


Lyrics for Saturday and Final Fantasy's Distant Worlds

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Quickie because I didn't get home till after 11 p.m. from Distant Worlds: Music from 'Final Fantasy' played by the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap. We took the kids as a surprise...well, actually we mostly took Daniel as a surprise since he's the one who plays Final Fantasy. Adam complained about being dragged to a lame concert before he even knew what it was, and when he found out, he pronounced all of us n00bs, though he later acknowledged that the concert, and I quote, "didn't actually suck." We had seats inside the Filene Center but the bigger crowd was on the lawn, along with the bigger screen showing visuals from FF (the early ones with 8-bit graphics were pretty hilarious, while the never-before-shown clips from FFXIV looked fantastic). I am not a gamer and know the characters and music only in tiny bits from my kids, so I cannot comment intelligently on the adaptation, but only note that the music was quite lovely, particularly "Zanarkand" (which also had gorgeous graphic accompaniment) and "Vamo' alla Flamenco." The Chocobo evolution sequence was great, too.

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Otherwise, my day was less eventful -- writing a review of Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Interface", stopping by Tiara Galleries' Vera Bradley and Brighton sale before all the good 70% off items were gone, having dinner with my parents, doing various chores. Daniel was ambivalent about the fact that he was not heading to Otakon where many of his friends from school are spending the weekend, so he consoled himself with chatting via computer and Shin Megami Tensei; Adam went to the pool and hiking by the creek in search of local wildlife, plus working on fractals and the audio for his Life in a Day video. On Saturday I am having lunch and going downtown with a longtime friend from Trek fandom, yay!