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August 30, 2019:

THE DISAPPEARING DAY

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Well, dear readers, may I just say 211% and a big hoo and ray? I may and I did, not necessarily in that order.  If we can, in our final stretch goal, get up to between 220 and 225% we’ll have definitely covered our fees and the five percent they’re going to withhold for six MONTHS.  So, puuuuuush we will, so share with anyone you think might be interested, and let’s go to infinity and beyond and like Hercules, go the distance.

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Yesterday is a complete blur.  I did have a rough night with an upset tummy, which I think was due to the chocolate mousse from Gelson’s – I think maybe they don’t throw stuff out and maybe it’s a day or two old and maybe it gets rotten from sitting there. Something certainly was causing me tummy troubles.  So, I actually got to sleep by two, but then I woke up at three, didn’t get back to sleep until around four-thirty, and woke up at eleven-thirty, so I guess I got eight hours of sleep, although it certainly didn’t feel like it.

Once up, I had one telephonic call after another, mostly to do with this musical I’m kind of helping along and having to now write a lot of its music, something I didn’t really want to do, but which became a necessity.  And then I was at the piano working on stuff most of the day.

I almost forgot we were having a work session for the Kritzerland show, until Richard Allen arrived at three to do it.  It went very smoothly and fast and it feels like the show is going to be very good. Then I went and picked up some packages.  I didn’t feel like sitting in a restaurant, and I didn’t feel like fast food (in terms of McDonald’s or Taco Bell), so I went to my little pizza jernt and got three slices, came home, and ate ‘em all up.  900 calories for the lot and that’s really all I ate.

Then it was going back and forth between the computer and the piano for another hour and then I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched the first ten minutes of the new Blu and Ray of The Thin Man – beautiful new transfer from Warner Archive.  The ten minutes were fun and then the next thing I knew the phone was ringing and I was staring at the menu for the movie – which meant I’d just slept through the rest of the film.  So, I had the conversation, and then it was back to the piano for a bit, and now I’m sitting here like a beached whale writing these here notes.

Today, I’ll sleep in again, then I really must buckle down, Winsocki and write these two sets of liner notes – it really won’t take all that long once I start.  Then I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, eat, and then relax and perhaps watch The Thin Man.

Not sure what’s going on for the weekend, but I’ll do whatever needs doing and I’ll get plenty of relaxation.  I do have either a lunch or dinner meeting on Sunday.  Then we begin our Kritzerland rehearsal week, which I’m very much looking forward to.  We’ll also prepare our big release announcement, hopefully for Wednesday or Thursday.  I decided that this would be a stand-alone announcement, then maybe a week-and-a-half later we’ll have the show and classical release.  Thursday is our second rehearsal, Saturday is our stumble-through, and Sunday we have sound check and then show.  Oh, and of course, we’re about to have a new month, aren’t we? This month has flown by, like a gazelle playing a Jew’s harp and a Protestant’s flute at the same time.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, write two sets of liner notes, hopefully pick up packages, eat, and then relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/Blu and Ray player?  I’ll start – CD, a composer named Vagn Holmboe.  Blu-ray, The Thin Man.  Your turn. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, thrilled to be at 211% and wondering where the HELL the disappearing day went.

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