If a robot war erupts, I'm going to grab the only thing that I care about in this world and drive to my mountain bomb shelter: that's right, my xb0x & Halo 3. Today marks the official release of xb0x's Halo 3, and OC needs to cram as much gaming into her system before heading out for tonight's la prima of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera. Yah i'm a gamer, so what of it? One thing's for sure...I'm sooo thankful to be in USA right now because my cyberfriends in Italy have to wait until tomorrow to get their hands on the new release. BWAHAHA! SUCK ON THAT EUOROP! You can take your free healthcare and shove it. You can't buy my vote! :D
btw, if you haven't seen the Halo 3 promo spot on television, check it out online: Chopin's Prelude in D Flat Major captures the mood that xb0x intended for their highly anticipated launch. No, it’s not this, or this, although it's easy to place the influence. /DAMN! Glass is a biter!
Opera Chic already reported on the Xbox team’s heavy reliance on Frederick Chopin, with touching homage to the late composer via his own video game, Trusty Bell: Chopin No Yume/Eternal Sonata. And although Chopin wasn't further pillaged to provide the Halo 3 soundtrack, American composer Martin O'Donnell (who also gave us that horribly infectious Flinstones Vitamins commercials "10 millions strong and growing") is back with the Halo team and is again the force behind the soundtrack.
Anyway, I promise I’ll rip myself away from the box and make an appearance at tonight’s R&J, and share all about Maestro Plácido Domingo’s conducting, Anna Netrebko’s Juliette, and Roberto Alagna’s Roméo (if he shows up).
Let’s hope the MET audience behave themselves, and refrain from booing our two previously-slighted men, Domingo & Alagna. Remember that before Alagna made booing so super cool, the NYC audience booed-off Placido just five days earlier than the Alagna Aida storm-off, with the Tuesday, December 5, 2006 production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème (with Villazón and Netrebko). Wait a sec, what am I talking about? BRING IT ON!