Monday, August 3, 2009

ALL POINTS WEST 2009, Part 1: the rain

"Come, let me see what task I have to do. You heavy people, circle me about."
- Titus Andronicus

"So foul a sky clears not without a storm; Pour down thy weather: how goes all in France?"
-King John

"The sun will not be seen to-day; The sky doth frown and lour upon our army. I would these dewy tears were from the ground."
-Richard III

"Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty old receptacles, or common shores, of filth; Serve by indenture to the common hangman: Any of these ways are yet better than this."
- Pericles, Prince of Tyre

"The ox hath therefore stretch'd his yoke in vain, The ploughman lost his sweat, and the green corn hath rotted ere his youth attain'd a beard; The fold stands empty in the drowned field, and the nine men's morris is fill's up with mud."
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Our hap is loss, our hope but sad despair; Our ranks are broke, and ruin follows us: What counsel give you? Whither shall we fly?"
-King Henry VI

"What torch is yond, that vainly lends light to grubs and eyeless skulls?"
-Romeo and Juliet

"And why, I pray you? Who might be your mother, that you insult, exult, and all at once, over the wretched?"
-As You Like It
"Strong as a tower in hope, I cry amen."
-King Richard II

ALL POINTS WEST 2009, Part 2: Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jay-Z, MSTRKRFT

"I am as melancholy as a gib cat or a lugged bear."
-King Henry IV

"Here I can sit alone, unseen of any, and to the nightingale's complaining notes tune my distress and record my woes."
-Two Gentlemen of Verona

"Thy eye Jove's lightning bears, thy voice his dreadful thunder!"
- Love's Labours Lost

"O, poor Gloucester! Lost he his other eye?" 
-King Lear

"I do not desire you to please me; I do desire you to sing. Come, more; another stanzo: call you 'em stanzos?"
-As You Like It

"Through the house give gathering light... every elf and fairy sprite hop as light as bird from brier. Sing, and dance it trippingly!"
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Sing no more ditties, sing no moe, of dumps dull and heavy!" 
-Much Ado About Nothing