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    Thursday, June 21st, 2018 10:38 AM


    Cool Good morning, whoever-reads-this. Are these getting too formulaic? I'm still a little groggy, but seem to be fairly verbal this morning. Words aren't failing me. In bed at 12:42, up around 8:30. I remember a brief period of tossing and turning, and then off to dreamland. 
         I rarely remember my dreams, but always seem to have the sense of them after waking. Sort of an 'astral aftertaste'. Stuff happens in my dreams: decisions are made, things are handled. A separate but interconnected world. 
       Music news. Stepping up the practicing these days. Despite my aversion to crowds and noise(and thus my lightened performance schedule), I still want to be the best player I can be. I want to be able to play whatever I can dream up, and this involves technique. Gobs and gobs of technique. 
       A bass player who worked in my band used to criticize me for playing "beyond" my chops. He may have been right, but how are you going to grow unless you push yourself beyond what you think you can do? I'm still pushing, but I did somewhat heed his advice and do dial it back on jobs. 
       I have one recording from yesterday I haven't heard. It might just be salvageable, and thus eligible for inclusion on my YouTube page. A whopping 43 subscribers at this point. I've posted a couple things over the past couple days. Hope you'll stop in and check out the soundz. 
       Time for that second cup of Morning Joe. And my other morning rituals: Lumosity games, breakfast. Still watching Rick and Morty, season 2. Just started watching the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War. Already a lot I didn't know. So this should be a great learning experience. 
      Thanks for reading as ever, whoever-reads-this. Happy Thursday to you. I'm outa here. More later. 
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