Saturday, January 6th, 2018 9:45 AM
Sam's Saturday Sadhana
Gracious good morning, whoever-reads-this. It's a beautiful sunny Saturday morning. 0 degrees at this writing, due to warm up to a balmy 17.
I used to think cold was cold, but there is a qualitative difference between single-digit temps and those in the teens. With the teens there's less of a bite. It's just a little easier.
Such was my observation yesterday when I was out running errands in 16 degrees. Temperatures in the teens still suck of course , just not quite as much.
Actually I think I'm getting used to the cold. Growing my Winter calluses.
Yesterday was a day of sterling virtue. Accomplished both exercise and practice. Still goofing with YouTube, and even posted something yesterday. And I've got a few more I might put up. Of possible interest, since they're stylistic departures from my usual fare.
Departures are important. They keep you alive musically, keep some fresh air coming in there. Nothing is more deadening, more stultifying to me than playing the same songs the same way in the same order..I'm thinking of the movie The Fabulous Baker Boys, about the brothers' duo piano act.
I think every musician- particularly,every jobbing musician should watch that movie. It hits home.
Well I guess that's all I've got for right now. As ever, thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. More later.