Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:59 AM
It has been an embarassing, terrible lose. It's ok to lose a final, but man, 4-0 is unforgiving. Italy really fell down in pieces. I wonder if they spent all their energies in the match against Germany and arrived consumed at the final game. Almost all the players looked like zombies.
Hats off to Spain, an amazing soccer team.
"It's still baffling to me. I sit down with a pencil and a piece of paper and do my best... The remarkable thing is that my music is heard by billions of people." --John Williams
"Let me say, however, there is no "next" John Williams. Sadly, he is unique--- a figure who simultaneously embodies and transcends the music of all the masters of film music who preceded him (much like Brahms and Wagner of the Romantic era). He comes from a time when the craft of music in film was still one of the ear, heart and mind. Today, sadly, the craft is largely technical. Most composers do not conceive their music "inwardly" but rather at the computer--- and with rather limited skills, musically, at that. The inner spirit knows no boundaries--- our plastic abilities, sadly, do. John is a man of spirit, heart, intellect and soaring music." -- Conrad Pope about John Williams