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March 5, 2019:

THE ABBREVIATED DAY

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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, writing these here notes a little earlier than usual so they can go right up at midnight so that I can actually get in bed before one.  It took me until three to fall asleep after the Kritzerland show, then I woke up at six-thirty and was up until nine-thirty, then went back to bed and slept until twelve-thirty, and then again until two-thirty, so I do believe I did get eight hours.

Once up, I did the usual morning stuff in the afternoon and the usual afternoon stuff in the evening, due to it begin an abbreviated day.  Grant came by for a short visit, and I also got the galley and cover proofs for the new book.  Naturally they left something off the copyright page, which is the only page we don’t complete in our PDF.  All they had to do was include what we had there, but alas – so they’ll have to fix that and one other tiny thing on that page.  Once that’s done I can approve it and the covers are already approved.  So, I’m hoping they’ll get me the final galley so I can approve by tomorrow at the latest and then I should have my test books in two weeks, at which time I’ll place my order.  So, this one’s moving along at a good pace.

I went and picked up a couple of packages, then stopped at Taco Bell for some food, which I brought home and ate whilst listening to music.  I also contacted the fellow who does the e publishing conversions of my books for Kindle and Nook, so as soon as I have the fixed galley I’ll get that to him.  I rested my voice all day and night and it’s back but I have to be very careful.  I also went over the song I’ll be singing tonight – I’m too worried about fumfering lyrics so I’ve printed out a copy in large type just to have it there should I need it.  The nice thing about the song is that there are built-in places for me to be able to glance at the sheet when not actually singing.  I tried to find something on the Flix of Net to watch but there wasn’t a single thing that interested me, which is kind of amazing when you think about it.

So, I just listened to more music and relaxed and decided to write these here notes earlier than usual.

Today, I’ll be up by ten at the latest, I’ll shave and shower and get ready for the memorial, so that all I have to do once rehearsal is over is to drive over the hill, have a bite to eat, and then find the parking lot we’re to park in. Sound check is at five-thirty and I’ll only need to run it once, just to hear the mic sound and piano sound.  Then people arrive at six-thirty and from there I have no idea how it will be structured.  I will, of course, have a full report for you.

Tomorrow, I can sleep in, then we have a sound check at four-thirty, then we eat, then we play our revue.  We have a nice-sized crowd coming and I think it will be even more than is currently on the books.  Thursday, I’m not sure what’s going on, Friday I’d doing an interview for a Kay Cole documentary and perhaps even lunching with Kay prior to it, then the weekend is, I believe completely open.  And I’ll be choosing material for the April Kritzerland and casting our final person.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up by ten, shave and shower and get ready, have a revue rehearsal, eat, have a sound check, and then attend and sing at the Nick Redman memorial.  Today’s topic of discussion: If you could play any instrument that you don’t already play, what would it be and why?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, ready for sleep after my abbreviated day.

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