My biggest regret at Stony Brook is never attempting to major in music. I don’t think I’m good enough, but I can certainly say I love it. To be honest, they are the classes I enjoy the most. I can imagine myself staying in a practice room the whole day. Performances are becoming fun no matter how terrifying they can be.
I don’t intend to do anything professional with music — heck, I’m almost done with being a linguistics major. I have a clear mindset of exactly what I want to pursue and why post graduation, and my passion about the field is pretty set.
I wish I could just take an extra year to pursue something I love, and stick with it for the last time before going off into “the real world”. After this, I will never come back to taking music again. I already miss my theory class, which is really stupid — because the rest of my music minor classes are just DECs, and it’s hard to go too indepth about anything in those classes. I really loved my theory class because we were able to interpret things in our own way, no matter how horrible the music was. But I learned to appreciate it.
But yeah. I wish I tried, even if I’d fail the entrance exam hahaha. If I had gotten in, I would face all the pressure, stress, and intimidating expectations (because I have so much to learn). But I know I would have tried so hard, and practiced till I couldn’t anymore. I wish I had listened to my piano instructors earlier on who had told me to go for it.
|Les Miserables:||Stealing a loaf of bread may seem like a good idea, but it will literally fuck up your entire life.|
|Spring Awakening:||If you get laid, you die. If you don't get laid, you die. Also don't trust your parents.|
|Chicago:||It's ok to murder people as long as you wear lingerie and can sing and dance.|
|The King and I:||Racism doesn't count if you sing about it.|
|My Fair Lady:||People will like you if you talk like you have a broom stick up your ass.|
|Hairspray:||In the 60s, people will hate you if you're overweight, UNLESS you also hang out with black people.|
|RENT:||AIDS really blows.|
|A Chorus Line:||If you ever audition for a musical chorus, you better have a goddamn good story as to why you became a dancer.|
|Grease:||If your boyfriend doesn't like you, change absolutely everything about yourself to please him.|
|The Phantom of the Opera:||When choosing between a controlling boyfriend and a sociopath composer with a messed up face who dwells in an opera house's basement, take your sweet damn time.|
|Rocky Horror Picture Show:||Finding refuge from a storm in a mansion who's owner is a transvestite will make you inexplicably horny, and seemingly bisexual.|
|Love Never Dies:||Let the crazy woman run off with your son. You may never see him again but you'll get to be with your deformed lover and at least you won't die.|
|Wicked:||If your born green and people make fun of you for it, fake your own death and run away with a scarecrow.|