Good morning! It's 8:34 in the a.m. on this sunny Tuesday. Yes, Mr Sun has returned, after a rainy patch. Oops, I spoke too soon. Guess we have more precipitation on the way..Domestic news. Being as that it had been over five months since I'd seen a Barber, I had some 'hair issues'. , It was down to my collar and was just generally all over the place. So this was my first self-administered haircut. I was afraid of disastrous results not unlike my first attempt to make a mask, but it turned out well. Maybe a little crooked in the back, but nothing that would get laughs(at least not to my face!).. Can't bring myself to part with the facial hair, but it too is trimmed into submission. At least for the moment..
Music news. I have one new post on YouTube from yesterday, and one to put up today. Also a solo guitar thing I'd apparently done years ago and forgot about. Working on an old half-finished project I've had laying around, a compilation of some live and studio performances. I'd love to get some folks together and do another group CD, but it may be a good while before that happens. So in the meantime, I have these to offer. Coming soon.
There was a skit yesterday on FB, from an old Carol Burnett episode with Carol, Vicki, Harvey and Tim performing some "new music". It made me laugh, but also struck a nerve. I went to school to learn to compose the music they're making fun of. And I did hear a few pieces along the way that were that awful(Umbrellaphone no. 1, where the pianist takes off his shoe at one point and hits the piano with it!); but I also heard some wondrous stuff.
One thing my education did for me was to stretch out my ears. In this sense, I feel a little bit like a New York cabbie- someone who, to my mind, has seen it all. Nothing is too weird, too 'far-out'.. The only valid question is 'does it work'. One of my classmates at Peabody was working on a piece that involved little motorized toy trucks, each carrying a particular scent, pleasant or unpleasant. In the course of the piece, these little toy trucks would roam about the room, giving an olfactory aspect to the music. I hope he followed through with that one. Would've enjoyed seeing(and smelling)the premiere...
I could go on, but this is probably plenty to read already. Thanks as ever for stopping in and wading through it all. Happy Tuesday to you! Until next time, I'm outa here. More later.