I never pass up a chance to relate to others by quoting a Beatles tune, thus the title.
My back has loosened up and my ear has only about a quarter inch of outer packing left. The ringing and white noise in my ear has decreased first from a 747 jet engine to a Lear jet engine to now a medium size Sakorsky helicpter jet engine. Each bit of packing pulled out, each bit of gel foam absorbed into my dome decreases the noise suffering.
I haven't posted in over a week, partly because I have been busy (classic excuse) and partly because I just needed a break from the blogosphere. I have been hanging mostly at Salon.com
(thanks to my son Ryan gifting me with a one year sub.). I've got to say this...that Salon
is a way better source of info and editorial than my local fish wrap (the Austin American Statesman) and blows to hell any and all the cable news networks. I know that much of the coverage is wire produced but there certainly are more choices and numerous entertaining columns reported on Salon.
I haven't played a gig in a week...slowly getting back in to the leading/drumming/singing mode. Tonight I play with a 7 piece band as the leader (left right left right) and singer at a wedding at one of the best BBQ places in the world the Salt Lick
but after speaking with the nervous wedding planner I found out it's not going to be a BBQ dinner at the wedding. Damn, I was looking forward to ripping tender morsels off of the bone tonight. Instead it's probably going to be salad, chops and water. It's from 8 to 11 so the gig ought to be smooth and easy. The wedding planner emailed me an 8 page excell file with all the wedding details. Talk about efficient. One fourth of one page pertains to me. Hell, I don't need to know when the garter gets put on or when the bride gets her make up or when the groom gets dressed. Just tell me when to start playing. Which of course she did.
If you've been following you know I am selling a violin for a friend of a friend. I had about 350 bucks of work done on it and now it's ready to sell. It's on Craigslist
and also posted to Usedviolins.com
and I expect plenty of people to check out the pictures which are here at webshots.
Gee whiz what a fine violin. The repair guy and 2 othe teachers at the shop played it and didn't want it to leave. I was told not to take less than 2K for the instrument. Nice commission on this one when I get it sold.
That completes the roundup in my life for now. Back to Salon.