Thursday, July 5th, 2018 10:15 AM
Good morning, whoever-reads-this. Day after the 4th. He's been gone about six years now, but I had a dog for 15 years. And true to form, he would get antsy as all getout anytime there was thunder and lightning, pacing fretfully back and forth' "something's wrong, something's wrong..". I don't remember him freaking out over fireworks, but I'm sure it happened.
Despite my one foray into dog ownership, I've always been more of a cat person. I love dogs, but seem to relate better to felines. Got two of them at the moment, two sisters(or littermates, if you will). As far as fireworks or other jarring noises from outside, cats could care less. I don't love that attitude when I'm trying to feed them(and they give me that look, like, "Sam-get serious!"), but I do when it storms.
Not much music news right now. Still practicing. For any aspiring musician, especially if you're an improvising musician, I would recommend Kenny Warner's Effortless Mastery. Wonderful book. I'm currently re-reading it. One passage comforted me, when he talks about progress being more zigzagging, back and forth. Like a person with a terminal illness: one step forward, one step back(and sometimes two).
You start to make some progress, and then your ego comes around and says, "good job", and then you fall. So I am making zigzaggy progress. Still in there pitching though..
Not much else to share today. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Thursday to you. Je suis outa here. More later.