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    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 10:19 AM

    Wednesday

    Cool  Good morning, whoever-reads-this. It's a nice sunny day in the neighborhood. Okay, partly sunny. But I'll take that over not-sunny-at-all. Today's high is cannabis sativa. 
         Actually, it's supposed to be in the 30s. Not planning on going anywhere today so it really doesn't matter. But we're still in thaw mode, as in January Thaw. 
       Nothing on the books until the middle of next month. 2 shows in February and 2 in March. That's about right for me. Just enough activity to get me out of the house.
       Your perspective changes as you get older. I thought I'd want to play all the time before I retired. Playing full-time was cool for about a year and then I started to burn out on the busyness.
     
    Maybe I got too civilized working a daygig all those years, but schlepping my stuff off to some noisyass place to make music 6-10 times in a month got to be too much. Back in my 20s and 30s I did that many gigs in a month without even blinking. The noise didn't bother me. 
     
    It sure does now. So I've pared things back considerably. A job or two in a month is perfect, because some novelty remains due to the relative infrequency of the performances. It usually feels like a fresh experience. And with that, I have more to give to it. Everybody wins..
     
    Starting to binge-watch another show on Netflix. It was one of those shows they stick right in your face as you're signing on to the page. Called Rita, about a schoolteacher(mainly elementary)who has her own sometimes uncompromising views on life. At very first, I thought it was some US location- but then you don't see too many folks named Hjørdis. 
     
    Set in a small-mediumsized town in Denmark, their skole encompasses High School as well as elementary and middle schools. All in one. This show is from one of their TV stations, and I'm figuring is a weekly series there. It emulates American TV, and has a similarity in its characters to Nurse Jackie- the ditzy-but-actually-smart new teacher is very similar even down to body type- and also the title character having quick, furtive sex encounters. 
     
    Not as dark as the other films I've seen from over there: The Kingdom(Lars von Trier), Mifune(Søren Kragh-Jacobsen), the Celebration(Thomas Winterberg-?)Pusher. But these go back to 2000s. 
     
    Okay. That's my news, musical or otherwise. Two new tracks on YouTube. Very possibly(probably)more to come.Getting back into playing guitar, something I didn't do much of last week. Thanks for reading,whoever-reads-this. More later.  
      
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