Thursday, March 30th, 2017 10:55 AM
An Inclement Thursday
Quite a rainstorm last night. Same deal on the sleep. Got me some.Tired of the tossing and turning, but at least there's some real shuteye happening.
One new one on YouTube. Thelonious Monk's I Mean You. I've done it before a time or two. This was a fairly inspired performance.
Gotta work more on playing behind the beat rather than perched on top of it. There was one I attempted last night, a bright tempo, in which I was playing metrically as far as that goes, but right on top of the beat, almost rushing. It made me uncomfortable to listen, that antsiness..So I had to delete it.
It may not seem like it but I do delete posts when I feel like they're not working. I'm not a perfectionist as far as every note having to be in place, but I am about the feel. It's gotta feel good.
Nothing on tap for today except some form of exercise. Monday was the last day I worked out, and I like to maintain an every-other-day schedule as much as possible. Seems to help keep things on an even keel.
I guess that's my news on this dismal rainy Thursday. Reminds me of what Edgar Allan Poe said about Baltimore: that it's always Thursday and always raining. Having lived there myself, I can say that there is a monsoon season, but also many nice sunny pleasant days as a Baltimoron. Excuse me, Baltimorean. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. More later.