Saturday, February 26, 2011


I'm in the middle of drafting the "Carousel" light plot right now, which means that "Chess" is playing. I have a real OCD, but I have THOUSANDS of Megan-invented OCDs as well. One is how I train my brain to work to a certain CD, artist, etc. I find certain pieces of music become associated with certain activities, and then generally just stick to that activity/music combination until it's hard-wired into my brain. For example:

DRAFTING: Can only be done listening to the Actor's Fund concert performance of "Chess." (Travis is not a fan.)

CODING: Can only be done to the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack. Yes, that means I listen to the entire soundtrack every day at work.

FOCUS: Can only be done to Ziggy Stardust.

FOREST-ING: This isn't really official, but in the 10 months I've been involved in the FORESTS-IN-STORAGE project, I've also fallen in love with Veda Hille, and have worked on the installations while listening to her music pretty much from the start.

WORKING OUT: This is a new one, we'll see if it sticks - I exercise frequently while listening to either The Gathering or a combination of The Gathering and other metal-like bands.

DRIVING: Not really specific, but usually one of the following:
- Veda Hille - either "Return to Kildeer" (a BRILLIANT album) or "This Riot Life"
- "Hadestown"
- Noe Venable, "The Summer Storm Journals" or "The World is Bound in Secret Knots"
- Poe, "Haunted" (possibly my favorite album ever, with the Noe and Veda Hille and also Terami Hirsch competing).

OK, back to drafting!

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground.

Saturday morning I flew to London. I saw a piece of immersive theatre twice, with an hour break in between. Same show. And in the evening I ...