If you haven’t already…
Au pays ou se fait la guerre - Duparc
Took me almost a year to get this song down.
I’m from Reston, VA. I’m sort of an opera singer. Ok. Now.
I was doing some research on the history of Reston. It was the first planned community in America, it’s a great place, yada yada… all of this I knew.
What I didn’t know… Get this:
Reston was founded by Robert. E. Simon (R.E.S. To(w)n) and according to my great friend Wikipedia —
After graduating from Harvard University, Simon took over the family real estate management and development business. In 1961, with the proceeds from the sale of a family property, Carnegie Hall, Simon purchased 6,750 acres (27 km²) of land in Fairfax County, Virginia and hired Conklin + Rossant to develop a master plan for the new town of Reston, Virginia, a planned community well known on the national level. Simon’s new town concept emphasized quality of life for the individual and provided a community where people could live, work, and play without driving long distances.
WHAAAAAT??! I live in the town that was paid for with money from the sale of Carnegie Hall???! This is a stage I will totally sing on, hopefully sooner than later.
What are the odds. Really. Super cool.
Gah. This is beautiful.
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Alexandre Desplat is one of my favorite film scorers. He’s just amazing.