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February 11, 2020:


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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, listening to yet another interesting composer, this one a German from Germany named Harald Genzmer.  Sometimes when I make these discoveries, I check to see how much of the composer’s work is on CD and usually with many of them it’s either nothing or maybe one or two.  But Mr. Genzmer seems to be quite popular with the populace and happily there is a ten-CD set that has much of his output and the ten-CD set is sold for under twenty bucks.  So, that’s a lot of fun listening at two bucks a CD.  I’m on CD five and his music is interesting and tuneful and some of it is really great.  I never liked the Tube of You much, but I have to give it props for how much great music I’ve discovered in the last three months or so.

Yesterday, I got to bed at three, woke up at five, was up until seven, woke up at eleven, and fell back asleep until one.  So, a bit over eight hours of sleep, which I needed.  The little cough and phlegm persist, although it’s abating.  Once up, I answered e-mails, then I went and had a nice lunch at Casa Vega with Grant, who’s been out of town.  I haven’t been to Casa Vega in a few months and it was great.  They now have lunch specials, so we both had that and it’s a great deal: For fifteen bucks you get either a tostada salad or albondigas soup (I had the salad) and then you get to choose two items for a combination plate – I had a cheese enchilada and a beef taco and you get the rice and beans, which I don’t eat much of.

Then I went to the mail place and picked up some packages, then came home.  I had a quite long and quite nice telephonic conversation with an old friend, actually one of the children of my very first girlfriend.  I haven’t spoken to her in eight years, so it was nice to catch up with her – she’s a very bright gal.  After that, I entered about 100 pages of fixes – about two hundred pages to go, but they’re sporadic, so it goes pretty quickly.  I read a little of a new book about the making of Chinatown, by Sam Wasson, who wrote the big book about Fosse.  I find him a bit annoying as a writer, but I love Chinatown and am hoping by the time he finally gets around to actually talking about it, that it will have some interesting stuff.  The first thirty pages are all backstory about Robert Evans, Polanski, Nicholson, and where they all were in their lives, so that’s of much less interest to me, but I’ll mush on.

After that, I made a tiny bit of pasta with butter and cheese for my evening snack.

Today, I can sleep in again, the I’ll continue entering fixes, as many pages as possible until I have to leave for a late lunch meeting at three-thirty.  Once that’s done, I’ll stop at the mail place, and then enter more fixes into the evening and try to finish.  Then I can start entering the next set of fixes, and my goal is to get all three sets in by Sunday so we can start the design of the book.

The rest of the week is entering fixes, meetings and meals, hopeful miracles, announcing a couple of new Kritzerland titles, a put-in rehearsal, and then resuming performances of In My Mind’s Eye – Friday is also Valentine’s Day so if anyone would like to be my Valentine, do drop me a line.  I’m not certain if I’ll see any of this weekend’s shows other than Sunday for the talk-back – it will depend on whether I know anyone who’s attending. d

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in a bit, enter fixes, have a late lunch meeting, hopefully pick up packages, enter more fixes, and then relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What is the most interesting thing you’ve discovered on the Tube of You?  For me, it’s not only all this music, but finding a bunch of my commercials – that was astonishing.  Your turn.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, as I continue with the fixes.

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