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    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 10:47 AM

    Wednesday Whitewash

    CoolA sun n' clouds affair today. Woke up in a shitty mood for some reason or other, but am climbing out of it. "Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the vast ocean."
      That was from Be Here Now. It seemed to serve me at the moment.Thanks, Ram Dass..

       A good night's sleep, with a fair amount of dream activity I don't remember(as usual)but still retain the feeling. Maybe this is just as well. My dreaming self and waking self are  two interrelated but separate worlds. And ne'er the twain shall meet.
      Yesterday's Nursing Home gig went just fine. Nice and relaxed the whole time. Saxophone(s), guitar and bass. We kept it nice and 'inside' as far as the tunes. Again, a relaxed feel throughout. We make a nice trio I think.
      What makes this noteworthy is that it's something I could do in the practice room but not so much on gigs: to relax into the music. Let go of the tension. A minor breakthrough.
      Word to look back up: dukka. I think it's a Hindu word, and means something akin to maya. Illusion, the stuff of samsara.
      I read a very interesting book on Buddhism a few weeks ago: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright(funny and apropos last name considering the title). Dukka was one of those new vocabulary words.
      How the hell did I get this far afield? Oh well, may make for a more interesting post outa me. Anyway, a good time yesterday.
       Next music job is Saturday, at a different Assisted Living facility, this one here in town. And with a different group. Again, just an hour.
      I'm liking these one hour gigs. Even though you've just broken a sweat, so to speak, after playing for an hour. You're good and warmed up. So I like two-hour gigs too.
      This is way too much rambling from me. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this, especially if you're still reading. Happy Wednesday to you! More later.

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