Thursday, May 25, 2006

Getting ready to go to Congress 2006

I'm just putting the finishing touches on my paper for the Canadian University Music Society conference at York University next week, part of the big and mysterious Congress 2006 put up by SSHRC. I'm presenting on Tuesday morning. My paper is about Morrissey and his enigmatic character, and the song "Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice." Right now the paper is a bit too long, but I'll cut it down tonight.

I'm hoping that, at some point, between the conference and visiting my family in Hamilton, we'll be able to go to the Apple Store in Toronto (Eaton Centre, I guess). We're planning to go, but when things get busy, you never know what plan might have to be scrapped. I've only visited one Apple store in my life, the New York SoHo location, and I enjoyed it. I even bought stuff - a wired Apple keyboard and mouse. I would like to see the replacement for the iBook, the Macbook. Best Buy here in Montreal doesn't have any of them yet.

We saw "The DaVinci Code" last night. I'm not sure what the Church is so afraid of with this thing. It's pretty much a snooze-fest. It's not the worst movie I've seen (I liked Audrey Tautou's character) but it's about as good as the book. The book was more exciting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey there Nicholas, I wish you all the luck at your conference in Toronto....if you do make it to the Apple Store, will you bring me back a MACBOOK???

Bye for now,