Its time to remind myself what I love about life here in C..
It's time to remind myself what I love about life here in California,USA, to remember what I desperately miss when I go home.
In the USA there are so many radio stations that those iPod tuner things don’t work at all. There is, simply, no dead air. It took me a while to discover the USA's many public radio stations, which don't broadcast any advertisements. KCRW is my favorites station, for its blend of indie music and current affairs. But I also listen to KJAZZ and KPCC. But before you feel jealous — it’s all online. My favorites: American life Snap Judgement and Henry Rollins live every Saturday night. Take listen online for free News? Well, there's not a lot of news from South Africa, and when it is, it's bad and full of fear, so I ignore it. But I care about any place I live in, and that includes the USA. And on public radio, the USA is covered in depth, from the perspective of individual stories rather than statistics.
I’m jealously watching tweets and Facebook boasts and reviews from SXSW — seems like half the people I used to work with in South Africa are there,meeting Grumpy Cat and watching bands they’ve always wanted to see live. It’s great to know that these 1000s of festivals are so close, and that one day,if film school schedule ever allows me to leave campus for more than a few days, I can go to one or two of them. I have already exchanged my much loved Ford Mustang for a bigger, less sexy car — a car spacious enough to sleep in — so that next year I can be there, not just dream of it.
The famous people
When I go back to SA, I'm often asked if I’ve spotted any famous people. It's awkward for me. I feel the the same way about it as I feel when an American asks me if there are lions in the streets. Except yes, I have. No,not lions. I have met some famous people. I chatted to RJ Mitte from Breaking Bad outside a dub in West Hollywood. Many of my professors are famous directors. The problem is, once you meet these famous people, they're just people, FFS. This feels disappointing at first, like you're missing a Jesus moment of some sort. But if you think about it, it's inspiring. What it means, is that I, litlle me (right now, also "just a person") could be a famous just-a-person person one day, and get to make all the films I just dream of now.
小题1:The underlined sentence "There is,simply, no dead air." probably means____.A．there is no useless radio programmes in the USAB．there is no useful radio programmes in the USAC．there is no polluted air in the USAD．there is no advertisements from the radio programmes in the USA小题2:There are so many festivals that_____.A．I often leave campus for more than few daysB．I often attend some of them in personC．I bought a bigger Ford? MustangD．I can share many reviews and performances online with my friends in South Africa小题3:The author thinks the famous people in the USA _____.A．are just Like lionsB．are well-known but ordinaryC．are disappointingD．are inspiring小题4:The author is most likely to be _____.A．a director in AmericaB．a professor in South AfricaC．a student in America D．an actor in South Africa
小题2:细节理解题。由“I’m jealously watching tweets and Facebook boasts and reviews from SXSW — seems like half the people I used to work with in South Africa are there,meeting Grumpy Cat and watching bands they’ve always wanted to see live. ”可知我可以用网络与原来南非的朋友一起探讨生活。故选D。
小题3:细节理解题。由“The problem is, once you meet these famous people, they're just people, FFS. ”可知美国名人有很多但是也是普通人。故选B。