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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I Tried.

I really tried. I even thought it would appeal to my marketing brain. Not. Mad Men = snorrrrrre. Seven seasons of chain smoking, liver abuse, and raunchy behavior of all types in groovy clothes. Not much story though. It always threatened to have story, but just never quite made it happen. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Educated Idiots.

We had some friends over last night that we hadn't seen in a while for dinner & cards. It was a much needed opportunity for them, as it turns out, to really blow off some steam. Their daughter, a brilliant young professor at a rather prestigeous NE Ohio University, got married last year to a muslim... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 16, 2015

What a week.

Gigs, jobs of all kinds, practice & rehearsals, meetings, school registration, rug scrubbing (thanks, Bebe, for squatting on the rug again), driveway repair, lunch appointments, party saturday night. I feel like I've been away from this site for a month! The right hand is coming along very slowly,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lesson 1: Nails, Pedals and Hinges

Did you know that classical guitarists who do not grow their nails and file them wonky cut up ping pong balls into little triangles and glue them to their fingers? Some use acryllic nails, but they tend to be a little too hard which makes the sound strange. The ones who do use acryllics file them... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I've suffered from it for most of my adult life. There have been times when I've been up for days. One would think that the body would eventually wind down into deep slumber--one would think. I tried all kinds of things--sleeping pills, warm milk, melatonin, boring movies, relaxation tapes; I've... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Payment--The Downside To Self-Employment

Everyone wants a piece of you, right now, exactly the way they want it. When it comes time for them to pay, though... I have four clients who owe me money. Two will pay, they have automated invoicing and it's just a matter of waiting for the agreed date to gets me cash. One is consistently behind... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rotting My Brain

I just spent the last few days watching a whole bunch of stuff. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit... Eh, it's ok, but no Admiral Greer. The Stand... So creepy. Love it. Game of Thrones Season 4... My head is spinning. Camelot... Richard Harris = Better Call Saul... Just the first two episodes, and I haven't... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Schedules Revisited and Revised. Again.

I walked into the classroom and sat in the chair. "Do you use a foot pedal?" he asked. "No." "Good, then don't start. Let's hear what you have." My hands were shaking so bad I thought one of my fingers would get caught under the strings and I'd make a complete idiot of myself. I didn't, though. In... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One More Great Reason This Blogger Works From Home.

The neighbor was robbed blind today. I was leaving for lunch when some shady looking idiots were pulling into their driveway. They pulled back out before I left, of course to hide the fact that they were there to break in. I still got a look at both the car and the guys driving, and gladly reported... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 23, 2015

No Voice Left.

Every couple of months I get to be a musical director for some function or another. This past weekend it was a 2-day guided retreat. I've been doing these things for about ten years now, and they never are kind to my vocal chords. I konked out at about 7:00 PM yesterday, and woke up today with a... Sign in to see full entry.

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