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Subject:Wood Wednesday
Time:08:06 pm
Because it's Wood Wednesday ...



I adore this pic. It's from Corduroy Magazine, scanned by annwyn55. Just like Elijah, I had piano lessons as a child. Since then, I've had long periods in my life when I've hardly played at all, and others where I've played every chance possible. I love it, but I've never been much good, just didn't have the patience for hours of practicing scales, and I suspect that's much how Elijah has been too. It's daft, I know, but it gives me a thrill to have that little connection with him. It's the same with the crosswords, I do one every day, and I always remember that he does them too, and I have a lasting image in my mind of him pouring over his crossword on the OM set. *sigh*

In the Corduroy interview, Elijah talks about his 'Moulin Rouge' audition. I remember him talking about this in a Canadian radio interview he did with Franka when he was working on 'All I Want'. I was amazed then, I didn't think he'd be interested in doing a musical. But then, some time ago, he revealed that he absolutely loves 'The Sound of Music', something his friends tease him about. You're full of surprises, Mr Baggins Wood! In this new interview he reveals that, for the audition, he had to sing and he chose 'Embraceable You'. Now that is something I'd give a lot to hear - and see:)

As I type this, I'm listening to 'Witch & Wizard' in my headphones - and I'm absolutely LOVING it!!
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lijahlover
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Time:2009-10-28 09:19 pm (UTC)
Awwww I love piano playing and I'm the same way to I like having the littlest conection to him as well I'm happy to watch and like the same shows as he does. It makes me feel conected in some small way. LOL!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:08 pm (UTC)
>>and like the same shows as he does<<

Me too - I also love to read books that I know he's read:)
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shirebound
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Time:2009-10-28 09:34 pm (UTC)
When will Mr. Baggins Wood realize that he could retire on the money he'd make by selling a DVD of his auditions over the years?
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:10 pm (UTC)
Lol! That's very true!!
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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-28 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting the image and your thoughts, Paulie. It made me think of EW and the road he's been down, but also old times for me (liking "Embraceable You" and "The Sound of Music" very much).
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:13 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, Mechtild. It's many years since I've seen 'The Sound of Music' but ever since Elijah revealed that he loves it I've been meaning to rewatch it. I definitely will, one of these days:)
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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-29 05:13 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I was too snooty to like The Sound of Music as a teenager. I saw it with a school group on Broadway (it was still running, with its umpteenth cast) and thought the film very inferior, the songs obviously lip-synched (which is how almost all film musicals look, to be fair). Many years later, I got it from the library for my daughter to watch when she was little and showing an interest in musical films. I really, really liked it! I guess I had to grow up some more to be able to appreciate it. Finally I bought a DVD of it; now my daughter is twenty-one, but we usually watch it together every year or two. :)
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mews1945
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Time:2009-10-28 10:18 pm (UTC)
It's a lovely picture, isn't it? I'd love to hear that audition too.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:17 pm (UTC)
It would be a beautiful pic even if it wasn't Elijah sitting at the piano - but it is, and that makes it even more so:)

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Time:2009-10-28 10:24 pm (UTC)
picture this: Elijah, in a dark room with a pin light on him, caressing the microphone, singing Embraceable You: "don't be a naughty baby...come to papa, come to papa, do"....sung slowly and sweetly.... could you just die???
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:19 pm (UTC)
>>could you just die???<<

*is dead* :D
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peripety
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Time:2009-10-28 10:52 pm (UTC)
I don't play, but it looks like such a serene and evocative pastime.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, it definitely is! Once I start, I lose all track of time:)
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ladysnaps
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Time:2009-10-28 10:56 pm (UTC)
i have the same connection with you both. piano lessons, and i have to say i was damn good. i was playing mozart concertos with my eyes closed. can i do that today? nope! lol! i've been begging my brother for years to get my piano back to me so i can pick it up again.

i like crosswords too. i use to hate them, but now i've got a knack for 'em.

i think it's so adorable elijah chose that song, and i give him all the credit in the world that he auditioned for a part in the movie. i wonder where would he be if he got it? or us for that fact.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:30 pm (UTC)
>>i was playing mozart concertos with my eyes closed.<<

Wow!! That is good! When I was actually having lessons - I think it was from age 10 to about 13 - I did quite well, seemed to take to it very easily. But then the teacher started making me sing and that to me - at that age - was a nightmare. So I gave it up!! I still have a piano though it's badly out of tune now. I think it's beyond help really - I'd like a new one. You *must* get your piano back!!

I find crosswords really addictive - I just have to do one every day!!

>>i wonder where would he be if he got it? or us for that fact.<<

That's definitely something to ponder!! I have to say, if it had meant him not doing LOTR, then I'm very glad he didn't get it - and I bet he is too:)

Edited at 2009-10-29 04:31 pm (UTC)
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ladysnaps
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Time:2009-10-30 03:45 am (UTC)
*points to icon* i just had to. ;-)

years of lessons and my mother insisting i take them will make you play like mozart. why on earth did your teacher have you sing? you were taking piano lessons for heaven sakes. :P

my piano is badly out of tune as well. i won't have it tuned until it gets here. whenever that will be. do you ever think you'll get a new one?

elijah was very adventurous then. a musical audition and landing the lead in a huge film? i'm glad it was the latter too.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-31 11:00 pm (UTC)
That icon is absolutely stunning!!

>>why on earth did your teacher have you sing? <<

I often asked myself that same question!! From what I remember, she was checking that I could sing notes on command ie she would choose a key and then tell me to sing a note or sequence of notes within that key. Very odd. She had me conducting too, lol!!

I do hope to get a new piano eventually, but it won't be for some time unless we win the lottery!! In the meantime I'll continue torturing everyone with the one I have whenever the mood takes me!! It wasn't a particularly good piano when we bought it as we couldn't afford to pay very much. The trouble is, just having it tuned wouldn't make much difference as it has a rather tinny tone:(

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verangel
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Time:2009-10-28 11:45 pm (UTC)
I am hitting Borders this week! He is so incredibly beautiful. hugs you xoxoox v
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:34 pm (UTC)
I hope you manage to get the mag!!

>>He is so incredibly beautiful<<

He just takes my breath away!! And I have to say, every time I see your icon, I covet it greatly!!! One of Annwyn's beauties, I believe:)
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aliensouldream
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Time:2009-10-29 12:21 am (UTC)
Aww, that's great! I love it too when little quotes spark with you and give you a little deeper glimpse into his world. And that's an adorable pic. *pictures him playing piano in some honkytonk bar in the Old West*

I'm listening to Witch and Wizard too! Doesn't he sound just wonderful?

*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:40 pm (UTC)
>>I'm listening to Witch and Wizard too! Doesn't he sound just wonderful?<<

Isn't it brilliant!! He reads it so well, conveys so many different emotions. The parts where he was talking about his girlfriend so longingly - I was actually filling up!!
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primula_baggins
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Time:2009-10-29 12:46 am (UTC)


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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:42 pm (UTC)
:)
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poplij
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Time:2009-10-29 08:10 am (UTC)
That is such a beautiful picture.
You're full of surprises, Mr Baggins Wood!
It's the small things, his love for the Sound of Music for instance, his friends teasing him about it, ... it's those small details that makes Elijah so special and so utterly irresistible ♥ ♥ ♥
Glad you enjoy Witch and Wizard !
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
>>it's those small details that makes Elijah so special and so utterly irresistible ♥ ♥ ♥<<

I couldn't agree more!!

Have you got 'Witch and Wizard'? If not, I'd definitely recommend it. I really didn't expect to enjoy it half as much as I am doing - and Elijah does a brilliant job with it:)
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poplij
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Time:2009-10-29 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yes I have, it arrived yesterday ! For me this is the best of both worlds, books and Elijah who could ask for more. He's a brilliant reader, I enjoy it so much. I see Whit played by Elijah, well it's hard not to, is it ? I pretend I never heard his sis saying he's the "biggest quarterback around" and will skip that part in the future *lol*;D
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 08:30 pm (UTC)
"I pretend I never heard his sis saying he's the "biggest quarterback around" and will skip that part in the future *lol*;D"

Oh yes - and the bit about 6'1" and blonde-haired!! But the 'blue eyes' bit is ok:D
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janejanejane
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Time:2009-10-30 12:39 pm (UTC)
I started learning piano years ago when a child, but gave up. It is nice to see Elijah *tickling the ivories*, I agree!

Oh yes, I too would love to see and hear Elijah's version of "Embraceable You" ;0)

Think I may find "Witch and Wizard" in my Christmas stocking... Glad you are enjoying it!

Edited at 2009-10-30 12:40 pm (UTC)
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2009-11-07 02:06 pm (UTC)
Awww, this was a great post that made me happy - and I needed something happy very desperately. :)

Thank you for still liking Elijah and still talking about him here on LJ. *beams*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-11-07 05:18 pm (UTC)
>>Thank you for still liking Elijah and still talking about him here on LJ. *beams*<<

That is something that will never, ever change. I give you my promise on that, plus a 100%, cast iron guarantee!!
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2009-11-17 01:59 pm (UTC)
I've had people say something similar to me a few years ago and now they are no longer in the fandom. *clings to you*
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