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    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 9:24 AM


    Cool  Good morning! It's about 10 of 9 on this sunny-but-frosty Wednesday. 13 degrees out last time I checked- which beats yesterday's 8 degrees but not by much. . There's heat in the house(and supplemental heat, if need be, from the array of space heaters I just bought)and food in the refrigerator. We're set. 
          Music news. One new post on YouTube, with a few more to follow. After a couple of those one-chord-wonders, something straight-ahead: Bernie's Tune. One of Gerry Mulligan's compositions. Mulligan was a baritone saxophonist and composer, best  known for his pianoless quartets in the 50's. Two horns, bass and drums. A very transparent texture(one might even call it minimalistic), so everybody had to be right on it. Some of the swinginest stuff I've ever heard, even 60 years later. 
       I try to keep some variety to my page. Some of the stuff is straighter, more conventional; other content is more "exploratory". Trying not to record the same thing over and over. On that note,  I'd like to put some more solo guitar things up there. They're harder to do though, because you're the only one carrying the ball. Every mistake is huge and glaring, much like in the pianoless quartet I just described. Eventually...
       On the domestic front, I still have my two cats. They're both close to me, but of course much closer to each other. I witnessed them having an intense non-verbal conversation yesterday, practically eyeball to eyeball. The one who's ailing then disappeared for the rest of the day. I figured I'd find the corpse sooner or later, but found her-still quite alive-under a chair in the living room. Guess I misinterpreted their conversation.
      And that's all I've got for you for now. Thanks as ever for stopping in and reading this drivel. Happy Hump Day to you, however you choose to celebrate it. I'm outa here. More later. 
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