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August 11, 2019:


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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, writing these here notes because that is simply what one must do whilst sitting here like so much fish when the time is nigh, notes-wise.  As I write, I am listening to some fun music by Vladimir Dukelsky, namely his cello concerto.  It’s quite good as was the piano concerto that preceded it.  Of course, Mr. Dukelsky changed his name at the suggestion of Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, who, of course had changed HIS name to George Gershwin.  And so, Mr. Dukelsky became Mr. Vernon Duke.  I’ve always loved his music and songs – a wonderful sense of melody, glorious stuff really.  We’ll have an upcoming Bagley Vernon Duke CD coming.  Did I just go off on a tangent, Vernon Duke-wise?

Yesterday was a bit of a day as days go.  I was up at eight-thirty after but five hours of sleep. I did some work on the computer, found we were up to 116% on the Indiegogo campaign, but I’m not going to do any updates now until we begin our second week, at which point some new and fun perks will be going up.  I then went to Jerry’s Deli and had bacon, eggs, and toast.  After that, to kill time, I went to Amoeba, since I hadn’t really had a lot of time there the other day.  I ended up getting a few more cheap classical CDs, including this Vernon Duke on for 1.99.  Then I came home and she of the Evil Eye was already gone.

Once home, I was quite tired, too tired to attempt any work. So, I listened to the CDs I’d gotten and relaxed.  I’m not sure where the afternoon went – I must have done other things, but I have no memory of them.  At around five-thirty I went and got a couple of slices of pepperoni pizza from the nearby jernt I like.  I brought them home and ate them and that was a perfect little snack of an evening snack of a snack.  I also saw that we’ve sold two audio books for Murder at the Magic Castle – have no idea to whom or even how to tell.  Then I sat on my couch like so much fish.

I finished watching Quatermass II, which was fun.  I began watching the extras and instantly dozed off and continued doing so for the next two-and-a-half hours.  That is how tired I was.  When I finally got off the couch like so much fish, it was already nine o’clock. I listened to more music, including a Russian composer who was new to me, Mr. Anton Arensky, whose music I quite enjoyed – very tuneful and lovely.  I had a telephonic conversation and then somehow the evening was over and it was time to write these here notes whilst listening to the cello concerto of Vernon Duke.

Today, I am definitely sleeping in.  Whenever I get up, I’ll choose some songs, relax, and then I’m seeing a club act.  Whether I’ll sup there or afterwards is unknown at this time, oh, yes, it’s unknown at this time.

Tomorrow, I need to get singers their music, I may or may not have a meeting – something is going on and hopefully someone will remind me as to what that might actually be.  The rest of the week is meetings and meals and going and doing, and writing liner notes for a big upcoming project, making a show order, writing a commentary, and doing whatever else needs doing.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, choose some songs, relax, see a club show, eat before or after, and then 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, happy to have sold two audio books already.

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