Good morning! It's 10:18 here in the Small City, a damn near perfect day ahead. And it's a Special Day to boot! It's also Flag Day! And yes, it's also the birthday of our esteemed President. Dolt 45. Like I said, Happy Flag Day!

Music news. There is one new post on YouTube, which I've already shared on FB. It's a Sammy Nestico tune called A Warm Breeze. Nice easy groove, perfect for a day like today. I've been a Nestico fan since the old State House Inn days, when  we used to play his charts in the Spfld All Star Big Band. A Warm Breeze was certainly among them. And I've got a couple more things I did yesterday which might be entertaining. I don't consider myself an Entertainer in the usual sense of the word, but I do like to entertain folks. Even make them laugh on occasion. 

I like to say that I went to Peabody Conservatory and the Frank Zappa School of Song Titles. Forgot the source, but I do remember Zappa saying that he often titled his pieces "to entertain and amuse folks", which is exactly the motivation behind many of my own. .Couldn't have put it better myself.  Sometimes my sense of humor is a bit raunchy--one of my songs is called Jimmy Crack Ho'--but the goal is still to entertain and amuse folks, not necessarily to shock or offend them.

In other music news, I've got a nice little suite of pieces, about 25 minutes worth, for 'chamber orchestra'. Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Strings(both bowed and pizzicato)and percussion. Don't know what to call it or where to put it, but I've got some new music- and I'll be glad to share once I answer those two questions. 

And that's pretty much it as far as my up-to-the-minute news. Last Sunday I was on an all liquid diet to prepare for Monday's Colonoscopy. Now that that's all behind me, I'm back to a schedule you could shoot a cannon through. So I'm sure there will be some new stuff coming from here in the Music Laboratory, and I look forward to sharing whatever works. As ever, thanks for stopping in and reading. Happy Sunday to you! I'm outa here, More later. 



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