Thursday, June 28th, 2018 9:24 AM
Good morning, whoever-reads-this. Another heat wave on our hands. In bed at 12:52, up at around 8. Tossing and turning, but actual sleep. So I'm not as rested as I'd like to be, but still functional. This too shall pass.
Yesterday was a great day for practice. I got in a lot of work on the old gitbox. Recorded a handful of things, sorta going over them this morning to see what's salvageable. Your ears can fool you. They can make you think it was a great performance, when in reality you were getting your fingers caught in the strings..
Something or other will probably go up on YouTube today. I'm back up to 44 subscribers, and getting some nice comments on my posts. It'd be nice to get up to a whopping 50 subscribers. What I think would sell the page better would be some clips from actual gigs. With other people. I might try something on July 20, which is my next gig. The tough part is enticing someone to hold the camera. So we'll see..
Last night's listening was Jesse Van Ruller, great guitarist from the Netherlands. Some time ago, I found a jam session online in Eindhoven Holland, which is like another Springfield. A slew of pretty good solos, and then a real good one. And that was Van Ruller. Since then I've picked up a couple of his albums. Great player.
Still watching the Ken Burns documentary on Vietnam, and episodes of Rick and Morty. Reality tempered by fantasy. Or, if you prefer, fantasy tempered by reality. Too much fantasy is unhealthy, but then too much reality can also take its toll. So I vacillate between these two points, going to fantasy when I've had too much reality and vice versa.
Okay then! That's all the major headlines. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Thursday to you(or happy almost-Friday, if you prefer). Ich bin outa here. More later.