The last two comics have been a source of slight amusement for me. All the names of the great semashi composers from yesterday's strip, with the exception of Ciarenni, were either friends, relatives or old acquaintances of mine. Nothing major, but it made me chuckle when I put those names down in the comic.
Also, I was about two pen-strokes away from calling the semashi music festival a commedia dell'arte, but I instead replaced it with some pseudo-italian name and left the slight reference for all you theatre majors out there, however incorrect my use of "commedia" may be here.
I'm also going to see my favorite piece of classical music performed this weekend, Brahms' A German Requiem. Incidentally, he wrote a lovely piece called Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn which is the direct inspiration for the lengthy title on the performance poster in today's comic.
Useless trivia aside, AnimeUSA is coming ever closer. Be sure to come and attend so you can help me put my nerves at ease. I always get a little jittery when I go to a convention for the first time, even though I know it's probably going to be a blast.
That's about all from me for now.