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    Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:48 AM


    Cool Another day. The usual hours: in bed after 1, up around 9:30. A good night's sleep, with the usual array of dreams I don't remember. I've resumed doing weights as part of my exercise program, and got in a pretty good workout yesterday. Been doing strictly cardio for the past couple months, which is great exercise in itself, but you can't neglect your muscles. Especially as you get older, and start losing muscle mass. I'm scrawny enough already..
       A job today, from 5:30 to 7:30. Don't feel like it right now(my aversion to noise and crowds), but once I get there, it's almost always fun. I've been practicing, so I'm in pretty good shape. Hopefully that will be evident when we play. 
       I had a pretty good one to post on YouTube, and may even repost it. The playing was good, but I had on a Hawaiian shirt and shorts which it covered. Almost looked like I was in drag(!). May take another look today and see if I draw the same conclusion. Still working with the virtual bass player. My duo playing is getting better. I'm able to lock in more with the tempo. Tricky with the bass, since his notes don't project. The pulse is there, but you have to listen for it more. A ride cymbal has those higher frequencies, so it cuts through better. So that's the challenge in working with this bass player. 
       More coffee. Then Lumosity games. That's where I'm at with my morning. I don't like to do much on the day of a gig, so I'll probably spend it playing games on the computer- so long as they don't wear out my hands. 
       Such is my news for today. Looks like it's clouding up again. Well, the job tonight should be fun, once we're all there and rolling. I don't like the getting there but I do like the playing. 
       Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Friday to you, tgif if it applies. Ich bin outa here. More later. 
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