Up 8. Watched most of The Dolly Sisters (1945 Irving Cummings), vaudeville-era tale based on a real sister act - one of whose love interests was co-writer of "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (a 1918 AABA I had not noticed) and eventual founder of the Harry Fox Agency (the major clearing house for mechanical licensing). Got down some thoughts on Ira Gershwin at coffee, about 10:30-1, 1000 words. Dropped into a thrift store, bought nothing. Came home, read 1/3 of Erika Miester, Copia, listened to the 1st 5 songs on the Magnetic Fields advance (trying to do this daily until the interview) - it's good. Got involved in picking out "…Rainbows," above, from the B section of Chopin's Impromptu no. 4 (op. posth. 66) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pQT1W12R7o. Played through some early Kern, watched part of a lesser Elvis movie, The Trouble With Girls, set on the Chautaqua tent show circuit - oddly, "Darktown Strutter's Ball" figures in both this and The Dolly Sisters. After dinner, my dad played us 2 new songs, 1 his annual Christmas attempt, the other about the Madonna on the Trail statue on Euclid. Some correspondence in evening, sent roughs of the album to Pete and Matt. Daybook. Having trouble fixing on what to read next (prose). Lights out 11.