January 6th, 2004


Personal: Staying In Touch with Friends

I love how diverse people are: got a note from McGlinn this evening apologizing for not having the time to give the two new song demos I sent out more than a cursory listen this evening. This of course makes me think how Hurt and McCurry, no matter what you send or even demand, each return one phone call a year and how if I sent the demos to Lang, I'd be told months later something inexplicable, like: "Oh, yeah! I got them, dude, but I was going to wait to listen to them until when I got the new Salman Rushdie novel." Friends: they're just too much fun.
  • Current Music
    "Joyce Country Céilí Band" The Saw Doctors

Personal: Things that make for a great day

Things that make for a great day:
1) Your CDs arrive in the mail and you get that satisfaction of having completed a piece of work.
2) Robert Jordan has a new novel released the same day.
3) You have Cheetoes and Sprite, without which the taste buds feel left out of the eyes' and ears' rejoicing from the previous two items.
4) In addition to those, you have strange and interesting Chinese leftovers in your fridge (Apple Pork).
5) And to crown it all, you get to talk to even more old friends, and new ones as well.

Complications for the great day:
1) Where the hell do you put all these CDs in your studio apartment, which is already crammed with everything you had in your one-bedroom apartment?
2) It's freaking cold in Milwaukee today, and my apartment has a northwest exposure.
3) The coffeehouse is closed early and you really, really want a hot chocolate.
4) Your online distributor hasn't got your CDs on the net yet.
5) You know you've forgotten something, but can't remember what it is, and that alone is beginning to feel like having poison ivy on your brain.