Good morning! Just a shade after nine on this rainyass Sunday. In the words of Jimi Hendrix, let it groove its own way. Hendrix was a Taoist and didn't even know it. At least that's the wisdom I got from the statement. Usually song lyrics are lost on my unless they're by Frank Zappa. I guess that's an instrumentalist's private prejudice. There are a few singers out there whom I love. When I listen to a singer though, I tend to listen more to the sound of their voice. Weird, eh?
Well, the main news item for me is this site. I've been doing a lot of work on it, much as someone would do in a house they just acquired. A lot more pictures, many of which I had to scan(the one new thing I learned yesterday), and better organized. I have band shots, live shots, and some that are just plain weird, plus a new section on gear: what kind of guitars I've got, and so on. In the band pictures, there are a lot of folks represented-and I hope they get to see themselves in here. After all, being "fallible human beings"(as Albert Ellis might put it), they're much more interested in themselves than they are in me. Only natural..
Also music. I've added in a few recent albums in the last couple days. My current stuff is all download, as I got tired of boxes of CDs. The advantage to you the listener is that you get your product right away, as opposed to having to wait for the mail. And the advantage to me is no more damn boxes of CDs! Speaking of boxes though, I do have plenty of physical CDs, and will get to them soon enough. I'm also adding a lot of individual cuts, and trying to make as many of these free as I can. So there are a goodly number of tracks you can take with you.
I'm still practicing most every day, and recording a few things along the way. So YouTube should have a new post or two. I've got a couple from yesterday to listen to. Trying to stay regular with it even on busy days like I've had working on the site. Or times when I just don't feel like it. I've forced myself to sit down on these occasions, and sometimes get going better than I thought I would. The whole thing behind practicing regularly is that you have your instrument in your hands, thereby strengthening the connection between head and hands.
Outside the world of music, there' s nothing special going on right now. Just my regular 'old guy' routines. I meditate every morning for about 20 minutes, try to exercise at least twice a week(Cardio and weights), do Neuroscience games on the computer every day(Lumosity)and revel in being retired. There are things that flare up in my life- I've replaced my furnace/air conditioner, the muffler in my automobile, and a bad tooth with an implant all late in this past year. And had to put down a cat I'd had for 10 years. So I have my stuff to deal with. But once it's dealt with, life goes back to being nice and boring
That's all I've got for you for now. Thanks as ever for stopping in and reading. Happy Sunday to you! I'm outa here. More later.