Up at 6:30.
Meditated 19 min. Monkey mind.
Caffe Bene: 1 ch. TWWLN, finished the s-s anthology, finished the Snowflake 1/2 of Myles (it’s the volume that’s two books back to back, one upside down, like an Ace SF double.)
Went back to sleep for a while.
30 min. b-w (kept playing for a while after).
Bree went out, I had trouble keeping going in the afternoon. Read an extra ch. of Trollope. Put on a record of some George Crumb and Edwin London vocal compositions, didn’t listen that closely. Saw I had a message from my dad as I was preparing to go out - returned it. Then Bree came home, discussed the situation w/ my parents. Finally went back to Caffe Bene and picked at the bridge draft for about 2 hrs - revised, didn’t add much. Need to make it a priority tomorrow.
Made dinner w/ Bree - trying to do this more often. Put on Mal Waldron, Signals.
Laura C. dropped by about 8:30 to go over, very roughly, what we’re doing for States of Country on Wed. Decided I would learn/sing “If I Had a Hammer” (b/c Lee Hays was from Arkansas). Ended up watching Debbie Reynolds’ incredible (as in, not credible) 1963 performance.
Walked to La Terraza around 10 to hear the Cumbia River Band - a genre I don’t know at all, but pretty hard not to like. Dancing crowd. Oddly, their accordionist was Will Holhauser, who Drew and I hired to back me at a reading a few years ago. Said he was not their regular play, but subbed occasionally. Also ran into Georgia and Wesley from my building (which is rare).
Came back at midnight. Looked around for versions of “If I Had A Hammer” (and “Wasn’t That a Time” and other Lee Hays songs), worked out the chords. Didn’t work on songwriting today, but I guess I did some gig related work and a fair bit of playing. Lights out 1:30.
Up at 6:30.