Sunday, November 25, 2007

Violin update

The violin duet scheduled for this Friday is off.
Due to a email mixup I am not on the roster.
Come anyway.
The music is always interesting.

The piece is recorded, however, so I should be able to post it soon.

I have more things I want to say, but not today. I'm not in the mood today for any futile attempts at seriousness.

I did install the cold idle control valve on the Volvo. It will not die a dozen times between here and Renton any more.



Blogger butch said...

Well, perhaps it is all for the best. I would have felt shakey and sick to my stomach from my medical treatment, so for me, this is a savantsend, a respite, a reprieve. Thank-you for screwing the pooch and being late with the email clicker.

Of course I am somewhat disappointed, as is Emily it seems. Hopefully the violinists will not be put off by the cancelation, and will be available for a future performance.

Our next door neighbor has this huge several hundred year old maple tree, and when it drops its leaved it blankets our place like jam on toast. We have filled our yard waster recycle container three times now. This should be it for the moment, for the season.

On Friday the Christmas decor began to sprout up in Sumner and Puyallup. We have not had a tree, or put up lights for over 12 years. Usually we just fly to Texas to spend the holidays with the in-laws. But this year (At 1am this morning we became grandparents again. Daughter Chrystal had another son, 8 pounds 13 0z, young Austin Brian Hahn), Melva is flying to Baltimore to be with our daughter and the new grand child, and she will be there over Christmas). So I will take a few days off here and there, but mostly I will go to the office and continue to make a difference in other's lives.

I finished THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN, and it knocked my socks off. How many times can Alexie reap rewards from his childhood? Several, I guess. It is kind of autobiographical, and is considered children's literature. We just returned from seeing the latest Coen Brothers film, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, starring Tommy Lee Jones. I have never actually read Cormac McCarthy, the book's author. I am told that he is a hell of a writer. I ordered BLOOD MERIDIAN today, and will get into two other Alexie books, RESERVATION BLUES and FLIGHT: A NOVEL. Thanks for posting my poem. It really came upon me, as much of my poetry does. I just have no choice but to sit down and write like mad, letting those verses out of me. Now that I realize, Doug, that you are in a book club, and Meredith is such a voracious reader, I am beginning to get the picture of your enviable literarcy. Usually I just wait until they make a film out of books, and then if I like the movie, then I go and read the book, like having dessert.

How are Meredith and the Virus getting along?


5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, LANE and GLENN,,
Back from Turkey, I am happy to rejoin the readers of your blogsite!!!
The LL and I send regards to you two, and to Meredith and Keth.
If your violin work has been rescheduled to sometime between 12 Jan and 28 Feb 2008, I'd love to hear it live!!

1:51 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

The next salon will be the last Friday in January.
I'll try to have something on the program.
Mean time I'll post the rehearsal.

Meredith is hell on viruses. They stop for a while then run away screaming in abject terror.
Besides, she still has a job, one of the most effective prophylactics known to man.
She thrives yet.

How d'ya like that. I misspelled "'Bye"

11:18 AM  
Blogger butch said...

Lane and I have an actor pal, Adrian Sparks. He is in Istanbul touring with his American play, PAPA, a one-man show on Hemingway. He raves about Turkey. He made a movie there last year. The minister of culture, or someone, decided they wanted to tour an American play, and so his got picked. He may tour there for many months. Did you happen to see any flyers on PAPA? Probably not, but it certainly shows that it is a small world.


5:15 AM  

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