I awoke to the sound of soft laughter today. My favorite muse was watching a classic sitcom. I lay there smiling inside. It was probably Nanny or I Love Lucy. I could barely hear the audience splitting their sides as the volume was really low. Glenda’s’ soft amusements were enough. After mentally trying to count the times I’ve woken up to a sound so beautiful, and of course failing, an image of her smiling formed in my mind’s eye. It animated with each outburst, a dream with a live soundtrack. A blissful morning and it was as priceless as they come.
Vacation accomplished!(THE FIREWORKS WERE AWESOME!!!!)
I went a bit far in spending this week but the smiles Glenda gave back made it all worthwhile. It was all clothing and some items had to be special ordered but her wardrobe has been added to in a gleeful fashion.
There were a few trips to Riverside Park and a few good meals at our favorite eateries. The past week was as laid back as I could manage. We also did a bit of house hunting. There are some nice prospects out there but they all have the small details that might make or break a deal. I just like the light that flares up in her eyes when she sees something she wants. I easily find myself wanting it too.
The studio found me recording on a few days. Another song is finished and another is just started. This old body still wants to protest standing for long periods with a few pounds of wood and steel slung over my shoulder. The pain has yet to stop me though. I don’t normally feel it until after a session is over with.
I’m finding myself pulling guitar licks and musical passages from long ago back into play. Some of the newer compositions I’m coming up with are being completed with these older fragments that seem to fit into place with a minimum of tweaking. It is a mysterious muse indeed that slips these pieces of past performance and practices from dark and dusty shelves somewhere deep in my mind. They seem to fall into place easily and for me, at the least, they fill emotional gaps like perfect sonic putty.
I’m currently playing the B.C. Rich guitar. I did have it tuned down to “D” and that really fattened up the bottom end of bass parts but after a string broke I changed the tuning to “E flat”, or just half a step down. I remember my youthful anger years ago whenever I came across the guitar tablature for a favorite song only to find that it was recorded with “detuned” guitars. I started out as a standard tuning player and held firm to that for so many years. Look at me now, I tuned half a step down and cranked out a new song in a little over six hours.
I kind of feel like I’m coming full circle in regards to music. There are plenty of old tunes written with Legasys that have yet to be recorded. I always find myself cranking out some of those whenever I practice. They are all completely written, I just have to completely ‘record’ them.
As for the stack of nine brand new tunes I have assembled so far, Glenda seems to approve. I cannot complain.
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