Not feelin' that great tonight, folks, so it's going to be a short one.
The Album: Raising Sand by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. It's produced by T-Bone Burnett so I knew it was going to be SLOW, but this album is really growing on me. A lot of different stuff, maudlin and upbeat and bluesy and folky. Plant's & Krauss' voices blend really well together, and she even gets to play the fiddle a little - to particularly great effect on my favourite song, Nothin'. It's an odd combination of artists, but it's good.
The TV Show: 24, Season 4. Jago, Ninja, and I have been watching it for the past few Monday evenings, and have been royally shellacking it for the first five episodes. Yeah, it hadn't been very good. But then, in Episode 6, something great happened, and the show turned a corner. I don't want to spoil anything for people who haven't seen S4 yet, but let's just say that it had an infusion of leather-jacketed, dark-handsome-and-moody awesomeness. I hope it stays good for the next few weeks, anyhow.
The Real Life: Had the choir concerts on Saturday, and after the festival of bad planning that were our rehearsals (you can't call it a "dress rehearsal" if you don't actually rehearse the whole show, dammit), I actually found myself enjoying myself at times. The first concert, not so much, but the second one, it felt a lot better. And I actually had a few moments where I got the shivers because the music was so beautiful, and even one when I actually got choked up. So I didn't end up hating it like I thought I would. I didn't love it either, but "not hating" equals progress.