Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 5:40 PM
This is normally a morning activity. Better late than never though, eh?
A good day today. Got one thing accomplished I'd been meaning to do.
There's a bass player who contacted me about a month ago, to do some playing, and I'm happy to say we got it done today. That is to say, we got things started. Played a couple tunes and had a nice conversation about music, culture, foreign lands, improvisation, the learning process, and just life in general.
I was pleasantly surprised. Didn't really know what to expect. He has a pretty good command of the instrument, and his time was right in there. Time is important no matter what instrument you play, but it's crucial if it's bass or drums.
As far as my playing, I seem to be out of my slump. The nice thing about slumps is that you usually emerge with a vengeance, and sound that much better- at least to yourself! It's like that crummy night's sleep where you fight through the day, then drop like a rock that night, and wake up the next morning feeling wonderful.
More stuff on YouTube lately, with more to come. Gotta continue with Orange is the New Black. Binge-watching on Netflix. Well, actually, taking in an episode at a time. But steadily watching.
That's all the news I can think of for the moment. As ever, thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Tuesday. More later.