Thursday, June 30, 2016
Jesus Christ Superstar
Dave, being a school band director, is a big fan of Drum Corps International, which is basically an organization of competitive marching bands. Every summer DCI groups compete against each other with carefully arranged and choreographed field shows, like half-time shows on steroids. Dave, in fact, used to perform with a DCI group, the Madison Scouts.
This year, Madison's show is based on the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," and Dave has been watching their performances over and over on his computer. So I've been hearing that familiar Superstar music seeping out from his headphones. (I used to have the soundtrack from the 1973 movie, so I know it well.)
Turns out, he'd never seen the film. So last night we rented it, and had a great time watching. I had forgotten how deeply '70s-groovy it is. (If you doubt me, watch here, and wait until about the 1 minute mark.)
Otherwise, I can't say we did much yesterday. Dave went to the fishmonger and made a terrific fish stew for dinner; I stayed on the couch, reading.
Our hawkweed, or fox-and-cubs, is making its annual appearance. We've decided not to mow certain areas of the back garden this summer (did I mention this already?) to encourage wildflowers and grasses. This is growing in one of our protected zones.
We've reached out to our landlord to renew our lease -- once again, it's time. We haven't heard back from her yet so of course I'm having all sorts of nightmares about getting evicted, but presumably she'll want to keep us on. We've been just about the best tenants she could want. (We did recently request a new oven and stove, but even the engineer for the management company agreed our existing ones are old and ought to go.)
Also, we've almost completed the transition to our new bank account, thus avoiding the extortionate fees our existing account will incur beginning July 31 -- £20 per month for people with our level of savings. (Insane!) All I have to do now is close our current account, which I plan to do today.
(Top photo: Laundry lines in Pimlico, on Tuesday.)