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May 13, 2018:

TO ALL YOU MOTHERS OUT THERE IN THE DARK – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

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Well, dear readers, it was a short Saturday due to my getting ten hours of blessed sleep, which I really needed.  So I did not arise until noon-thirty.  Once arisen from having arosen – or is it once arosen from having arisen – I got up and answered e-mails, went over a new chart for one of our show’s few ballads, heard the orchestration track, which was beautiful, made a few corrections to the chart and asked for two things in the orchestration, so that’s another one down, but he’s got a lot to go.

But before we go any further, can I just wish all of you Mothers out there in the dark (you know who you are) the happiest of Mother’s Days.  My mother is, of course, long gone, and I did not have a wonderful relationship with her, but sometimes wonder if that would have improved at any point had she lived. Certainly, my relationship with my father did, although my relationship with him was never as contentious as with my mother.  In any case, Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there in the dark.

Where was I?  Oh, yes, BK has arisen or a arosen.  After that, I did a bit of work at the piano, had a telephonic conversation, and then I went to Gelson’s and got a little of their food bar enchilada and two small chicken tenders.  I brought that home and ate it all up, whilst sitting on my couch like so much fish.

Yesterday, I finished watching the excellent multi-part documentary (multi-part documentaries seem to be all the rage now on the Flix of Net) entitled Evil Genius.  It’s only four episodes of about forty-five minutes each, so three hours. It doesn’t overstay its welcome and it’s really fascinating, especially as I knew nothing whatsoever about this weird bank robbery/murder case.  I can recommend this, and I do.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also got a Parisienne cake from Gelson’s – I was just in the damn mood.  Thankfully Grant came by and had a big piece, and I did, too, a bit later.  I did more work at the piano and computer, then went back and sat on my couch like so much fish again.

Last night, I watched a motion picture on the Flix of Net entitled I Am Not a Serial Killer, based on some Young Adult novel. First of all, YA novels are all the rage, but although I have written many novels with kids as characters they would not suit this YA market, which is heavy with fantasy and zombies and serial killers.  I just don’t get it and of course none of that junk interests me and would certainly not have interested me as a young adult.  But it’s a weird world in which we live, oh, yes, it’s a weird world. The movie was low-budget and okay. It’s not what it purports to be unless you literally take the title literally.  It’s a cast of mostly unknowns save for Christopher Lloyd, who spends the entire film mumbling incomprehensibly – as if someone said to him, let’s do a parody of whispery mumbling actors.  I really think he’s a great actor, but in this film you cannot understand a single word he is saying – I put some of that on the director.  If you can’t understand what a character is saying, then why have dialogue at all?  Certainly you can’t expect your audience to have a clew about your film. It was a time-passer, a bit gory, and thinks it’s cleverer than it actually is.

After that, I did a quick errand and had a little McDonald’s, maybe the second time I’ve done that in fifteen years.  It certainly doesn’t have the allure it once had, but it hit the spot and was fine and now I don’t really need to eat that stuff again for another decade.  After that, I just relaxed.

Today, I have a few things to do, a meeting here, and then I can relax and watch stuff and try to finish casting the Kritzerland show so I can choose and assign songs on Monday or Tuesday.

This week is all writing, finishing the score, prepping a new release announcement, figuring out the song choices for Kritzerland and getting everyone their music, and a few other things here and there as well as there and here.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do a few things, have a meeting, cast, write, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s free-for-all day, the day in which you dear readers get to make with the topics and we all get to post about them.  So, let’s have loads of lovely topics and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, wishing all you mothers out there in the dark the happiest of Mother’s Days.

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