Good morning ......
Got up late today - and Gizmo paid the price. Not one dog being walked out there at close to 9am. It got up to 73-degrees yesterday, but a minor cold front just came in - so it's in the 50's to 60's for most of the week.
Music ... my lost passion:
Thanks for the brief talk about music. It brought me back in time a bit. Until three to four years ago, every Friday night was spent doing some sort of business projection or cash flow - while listening to a few hours of high volume music - and a few bottles of brew.
My range of music types was large - so was my collection. One of the songs of the 90's I still can't get out of my head is "I still haven't found what I'm looking for". Spooky true!
On the video of Bono and group, they sing that song in a church with a gospel group behind them. It's so moving. It should be considered religious music.
It seems like it was in a different life, but I actually have a B.A. degree in Music Theory and Composition. I earned my way thru college teaching guitar. I even had the priveledge to, with a jazz lab band, perform at the Notre Dame Jazz festival - and at Ganz Hall in Chicago - including an orchestration of my own for a 12-piece group.
What the heck happened? I guess when I stopped smoking, my whole life changed. Of course, medical things encouraged the changes too.
For my 20th year in business, knowing that i would retire in a few years, I bought a very nice Yamaha electronic piano with slightly crude mixing and recording capabilities on board. Shame on me ... it's been sitting in my Living Room with very little use so far over 5-years.
Some of my favorite music was Baroque, Blues, Progressive jazz, some pop and rock - expecially classic rock - and some show music like from "West Side Story"! Music can be a great source of relaxation.
Favorite artists are far too many to list. But Wes Montgomery was special to me .... seeing him at about the time of his first album - with my guitar teacher at a very dark South Side bar in Chicago. Then, years later, after he had 7 or 8 albums out - with my wife at an "in place" in "Old Town" in Chicago. Like Hendricks and Stevie Ray, he died way too early in life.
See what you started AV!@!!!!
Sorry about the trip down memory lane. They were some of the best times in my life ... and I should bring music back into my daily routine - and not just once-in-awhile!
P.S. - my x-wife still is a big Cher fan!!! Figures!!!
Have a good Tuesday.
Rob & Gizmo