Madness and Music

Spring semester of last year, for me, was one of the most stressful semesters I have ever had. I became so bogged down in theory, books, and essays that, one evening, I did something rash; something that actually helped me keep my sanity and finish the semester. I bought a tin whistle.

Off on a Hero’s Journey

Galavant is a show that takes the “scruffy but charming white male protagonist swans in and saves the day” trope and turns it entirely on its head. Oblivious and fairly incapable, Galavant travels to rescue Madalena with his squire, Sid (perhaps recognizable as Lee Jordan from the Harry Potter films), and Princess Isabella Lucia Maria Elizabetta of Valencia, who has come to seek his help in reclaiming her kingdom from—who else—King Richard.