Sunday, July 1st, 2018 10:18 AM
First day of a new month. Halfway through 2018. In bed at 1:11, up at 9:20. Nice and rested. An active dream life, which I can't fully recall but is there nonetheless just under the surface. Subcutaneous even..
Some pretty good practicing yesterday. Recorded a couple of things and posted one of them to YouTube. Sweet Georgia Brown, at a fairly brisk tempo. I'm proud of my phrasing and my time on this one. Lots of work in those areas, especially time..
As it turns out, I will probably have two gigs this month, both at Robbie's. One is this coming Friday(still tentative)and the other is on the 20th. Robbie's is almost always fun. Parking is a pain in the ass, but that's the only negative. A nice built-in crowd. And on the nights I play there, it's hardly ever crowded. One of the perks of being a "B list" musician(in terms of popularity, not talent).
Last night's listening was Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus. Not as cool as his quartet album with Clifford Brown, but Sonny is still Sonny. One of my favorite saxophonists, along with Coltrane,Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, et al.
Part of overcoming my insomnia was establishing better habits. For the last hour or two of the day, I turn off the TV and the computer, and just listen to something. No more visual stimuli. I sleep a lot better, and also have the bonus of getting my listening in. Plus the bonus of sharing all manner of albums with you guys.
I guess this is all I've got for now. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Sunday to you. Ich bin outa here. More later.