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April 24, 2018:

NOTES IN THE KEY OF Ab WITH A MODULATION TO A

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Well, dear readers, it is quite late and I am quite supposed to be writing these here notes and yet I was sitting at the piano like so much fish, writing notes there, in the key of Ab.  Therefore these here notes will also be in the key of Ab with a modulation to A at some point.  Yes, you heard it here, dear readers, we will be going from four flats to three sharps in one fell swoop or, at the very least, one swell foop.

Yesterday was quite the full and busy day doing full and busy things, non-stop.  I did get close to eight hours of sleep, so that was nice.  Once up, I answered e-mails, printed out a few orders, then went and did some banking, then had an egg salad sandwich and side Caesar salad. Then I came directly home and began the day’s work.  I started at the piano and finished the two songs I’ve been working with them, made recordings of both, then sat at the computer and sang the three songs we have tracks for with the tracks – that was fun.  That took most of the afternoon.  Then I wrote a new set of liner notes for our next release – that was fairly easy as these things go, I did the track lists, too.  And I heard and liked the new master.  I had several telephonic calls, did more work on the computer, started writing a new song – it’s actually just an idea right now but I think it could be cute – that’s the song in Ab.  I had some snacks – cheese and crackers and crackers and cheese, about six potato chips, and finally a little egg burrito – one egg, a slice of low-calorie American cheese in a tortilla worth 140 calories.  I finally made a show order.  Then I listened to another master for an upcoming project, and then I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I started to watch an Outer Limits episode – I know it’s a good one – Gerd Oswald directing and Robert Culp starring (with Salome Jens) – but I wasn’t in the mood, so I watched a movie on the Flix of Net, an Israeli movie from Israel entitled The Man in the Wall, a completely weird, surreal movie that was very watchable but I’m not at all sure what it added up to.  The lead actress was very good.  The film takes place over twenty-four hours – a woman’s husband takes the dog out for a walk. The dog returns but the husband does not.  It’s all shot in one apartment with many scenes playing in one take. At times it feels like early Roman Polanski, at other times like a Pinter play.  I kind of enjoyed it – very much off the beaten path, which is good because frankly the path is a little tired of being beaten.

Then I did more work at the piano in Ab, had another telephonic call, and then it was time to write these here notes.  And now we modulate to the key of A.

Today will be more of the same – I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, I’ll do the other set of liner notes, I’ll work on the song, and then I’m supping at Muse Margaret’s house.

Tomorrow’s meeting has been cancelled, so it will be more of the same as will the rest of the week into the weekend.  Lots of writing, perhaps announcing one or two releases, a work session for the Kritzerland show, writing the commentary, then we’re into the Kritzerland rehearsal week.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, write more liner notes, hopefully pick up packages, work on a song, and then I’ll sup.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite films of Roman Polanski and favorite plays and films of Harold Pinter?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, having enjoyed writing notes in the key of Ab with a modulation to A.

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