Monday, December 15, 2008

Presto

The 30 dollar box of Starbuck's coffee was finally emptied yesterday.
We bought it to keep the musicians awake for the recording, but they didn't drink much of it, so M and I kept it hot for the weekend. (so to speak)
And my desire to ever touch caffeinated drink is at an all time low!

I'm going to detox this week and maybe the rest of the year or maybe forever.

Decaf tea! that's what I'll imbibe, I've got to drink something warm.

This time of year.

What with the snow on the ground and a nip in the air.

Not to mention the strange airflow patterns built into this house.
Heat seems to sink here.
So, when I'm upstairs typing on this thing I'm cold,
but when I go to the basement, it seems warm.
And, as I descend the stairs, I'm met with a nice warm zephyr wafting apparently upward but never achieving any upness.

So go figure.

Today I'll try to cut some CDs of the String quartet and the other two live pieces I've got.
Assuming that the format of the studio's computer is compatible with my computer.
My luck has seemed to be a little unusually good lately, so maybe I'm due for an awakening of some RUDE sort.

I'll let you know.

Tomorrow is Beethoven's birthday, we will bus downtown for a day of X-mas merriment and ritual shedding of our monetary reserves.

In the meantime (Greenwich?) I must away to the mercantile establishment to acquire consumables of a cheery, oaty persuasion.
Which I forgot yesterday when I was mercantiling away oblivious to even the small piece of paper in my hand that clearly stated a need for such a purchase.

Amongst other necessities.

So...I'll see y'all later

73 Comments:

Blogger butch said...

Gosh, did the caffeine keep you up at night. I thought you read into the wee hours on a regular basis, or worked on your compostions. From 9pm to 3am will be my primary hours post-retirement, and then sleep to 11am, enit? Alex creates her music that way. Jannie has that kind of a schedule sort of too. My physical therapist has it the same way, going to bed just as her husband is off to the office. Maybe I'll have breakfast with Melva at 5am when she gets up daily. Lots of options!

Didn't you folks have some difficulty getting up that hill our of your driveway recently? Your street should be like a skating rink.

Old Victorian wood frame houses do have flow patterns that can defy description. I guess you could spend a ton of cash and reinsulate the whole place.

What will the title be of the new mp3, so that we can be on alert for it? Jannie listened to your music and really dug it. That's a positive sign, right?

It is marvelous that you and Miss M. go Christmas shopping on Beethoven's birthday. I am not on your list, and you are not on mine, but if I were I would love to receive all the Sherlock Holmes films, including the BBC series, on DVD. That would be cool.

Cheerios seem a bit pedestian for an intellectual type such as yourself; perhaps some kind of oat, rice, almond, apple mix, with raisins would be a better and more nutritious choice? We do some kind of Special K, with all those things in it, and it is good.

Perhaps the rides of Fidelio will have to be put on hold for a few days until the ice melts a bit. Pedaling hard in icy cold air is probably not good for you anyway.

It is snowing on San Juan Island, so prepare yourself for some Shapiro rapture. You, yourself, will probably be taking quiet walks in the stuff, like in years past.

Melva had a late start for her teaching job this morning. Probably be that way all week.

Glenn

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't get how you fall for the Starbuck's jive. McDonalds has lattes for a lot less than 4 bucks. Java should be black and simple. That's the way it was in my day, dude.

..............Eddy E.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drink all the caffeine that you can stand, for when the world ends, you will be alert, and can enjoy the whole magella.

...........Nost R. Damos

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's cold in your domicle, think of the Inuits and the igloo scene. We have to rub our noses raw to generate some heat, man.

...........Nannook Ofthenorth

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you need, Dougie, is some very nice fellow to sit on your lap and rub your shoulders while you are freezing your butt off upstairs. Either that or wear a sweater.

........Tru Man C.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oatmeal and porridge and corn meal mush; those are staples for breakfast. Goodness, Doug, dry cereal is just empty calories. You masticate for nought.

.............Emily

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the man enjoy his damn Cheerios, woman! Corn flakes are my thing. Got in the habit with powdered milk during WWII.

.........General George P.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody seems to want to celebrate on my birthday. What's up with that?

..........Bob Dylan

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have chains for the Prius, or is it front wheel drive? They seem like they would be light in the rear. No, that's where the heavy duty batteries are. Probably plows over the ice like a Saab, enit?

............Lester FallsApart

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gay boys make good watch dogs. They whine so much, burglars are afraid to break in.

............Andy Warhole

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy, I wonder if we should re-release ANDY WARHOLE'S FRANKENSTEIN, and AW's DRACULA? My social calendar has been pretty lax lately.

..........Joe Delasandro

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Joe, you are so yesterday. Have you looked in the mirror lately, girl? Yeah, age has doen its thing on your boyish grin. Get a real job. Hustling is for young men.

...........Tab Hunter

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am hurt that Palmer has not contacted me to do vocals on his latest musical project. I work very reasonably these days.

............Robert Goodlay

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chain me up, big boy....I am ready to ride!

........Fidelio

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The children of the night are my family, and I assure you I do my best work after midnight.


............Vlad theImpaler
aka The Count

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why you haven't tried some jazz, Doug. You have the imagination and temperment for it. Perhaps you have to mine the neo-classical stuff first? Jazz will be there when you are ready for it.

..........Dave Bluebeck

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you are not doing anything significant on my birthday either. And I certainly have contributed to your musical education as much as Luddy.

.......Wolfy Mozart

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you could do some slide guitar riffs too, some kick ass blues stuff, like JESUS DONE LEFT RENTON...on his way to Yelm. The lyrics are simple and raw, and you could do them easily. The music is just a few chords and repeat, repeat. If it was good enough for the Rolling Stones, or Led Zepplin, why are you holding out?


........B.B. Bing

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about that Arab schmuck throwing his shoe at my head? For Christ's sake, I didn't need another pair of shoes. I will have a fine pension after January 19th, and don't need Egyptian reporters giving me any more!

..........George W. B. Jr.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did youse check out Coalman Powell on Fared Zakara, GPS, on CNN last Sunday? Now der is a class dude. Too bad he shot his career in the ass wid da lies Rumsfeld made him tell to the UN. He is one brave SOB, switching parties and all to support Obama. I luv dat guy, Powell. Last name sort of sounds like Palmer don'tit?

............Vinnie

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

.............Socrates

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.

............Karl Marx

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

.........Ben Franklin

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great liars are great magicians.

..........Adolf Hitler

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A poem is like a naked person--some people say I am a poet.


............Bob Dylan

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

............Ben Franklin

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

History repeats itself; first as tragedy, second as farce.

.......Karl Marx

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. That is the war of the future.

..........Adolf Hitler

2:33 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Mr Bluebeck, i did write a jazz piece once. 5/4 time in honor of your "Take Five.
It was for bass, piano and flute and got me thrown out into the street. Where everyone walks.
I have no recording of that performance.

Nanook I spent a significant part of the winter of 1961-62 sleeping in a tent near Tok Junction during the Cuban missile crises, so I know where you,re coming from.

Dear "W" are still here?
The party's over dude.
Say, was that shoe a New Balance slip on in tan and black?
One just like it disappeared from my facebook site yesterday.

I'm not complaining, if it's for a good cause.

Butch, we dint have enough snow to worry about.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.

............Bob Dylan

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am two with nature.

.......Woody Allen

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.


..........Frank Zappa

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took a speed reading course and read WAR AND PEACE in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.

..........Woody Allen

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.

.......Frank Zappa

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, Frank, I went to the library at the college and got neither.

George Bernard Shoe
aka "Saint"

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really I don't believe in the afterlife, but I'm still taking an extra change of underwear.

........Woody Allen

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.

.......Frank Zappa

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedestrian, Equestrian, What's the word in between for when you use a bike?

.......Ann Ominous

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Beethoven, especially the poems.

..........Ringo Starr

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a a deeply superficial person.

.........Andy Warhol

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene Autry was my first big musical infleunce.

..........Ringo Starr

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't pay attention to what they write about you, just measure it in inches.

............Andy Warhol

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything government touches turns to crap.

........Ringo Starr

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a social disease. I must go out every night. If I stay at home one night I will start spreading rumors to my dogs.

...........Andy Warhol

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dat woid wud be "Dacyclist".

.........Vinnie

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I believe the word would be a "pedalist".

..........Edgar Poo

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds too much like pedaphile, Poo. Perhaps a word to suffice might be "bikusmaximus".

.........Cicero

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless he starts biking in shorts rather than levis, the word is
"bogusbullshitartist".

............Lance A.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a fine word, lover, would be a "twowheeler".

.............Emily

3:08 PM  
Blogger butch said...

You know all this banter, and all these quotes are fine, but I am still a little miffed that Palmer did not give me an atta-boy for writing three damned fine poems last week using mostly words from the Word Verification list.

Glenn
WV is "boozinst"

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's about "pedalpusher"?

..........Connie Franciss

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a perfect term for what you do might be "Spokebender".

........Eddy E.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's abut "Punkonwheels"


...........Squint Eastwood

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps "Tonguedangler" or "Snotnoseflash" would work.

..........George Custer

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell do you have against horses?

..........Mr. Ed

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody loves you when you're six feet in the ground.

..........John Lennon

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am undoubtedly the most well known homosexual in the world.

............Elton John

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think people should feel free to engage in any sexual practice they choose; I draw the line at goats though.

..............Elton John

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

.........John Lennon

3:24 PM  
Blogger butch said...

That's OK, Doug. I don't need an atta boy. You Mom liked me better.
I am exicted about being comment #60. I am a cherry boy when it comes to being #60.

Glenn

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dat's All folks!

.........Bugs

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lane will return, on that you can rest assured. These comments are not over until he says they're over.

..........Emily

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I saw you in a bar in Fairbanks one time. You were so shitfaced, they had to call the MP's to give you a ride back to Wainwright. I thank you for the two pitchers you bought me though.

..........Nanook

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got thrown off the chess team for being too short.

..........Woody Allen

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too. It ain't right.

.........Robert Blake

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jannie will stop by soon, and then this party will really get started; or not.

...........Eddy E.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there no rules for these comments? Christ on a crutch. This gets out of hand in a heartbeat.

........Rush Lindbow

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the virgin Mary's face on the stall wall in the women's can today. She had a moustache. What's up with that?

........Rosie O

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good lesbian is hard to find; a bad one is good too.

.........Ellen DeG

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I be #70? I haven't got anything funny to say, but no one is listening to me any more. I think I will take a truck load of cash and beat feet to Texas right after the first of the year.

...........George W. B. Jr.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

I thought it was my idea to make poems out of the WVs.
the one I made was crap.
The ones you made actually sounded good.
Like they were actually saying
something.

So...nice work and up yers!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane, Glenn, et al.,
That it probably snowed (confirmed by this blog) in Seattle, I gathered from the weather table in "Neues Deutschland" (the Socialist Party newspaper here), which give the weather for Vancouver and other semi-Socialist places, but not for Capitalist Seattle.
When it snowed, how was the street where the 7-bus (still) goes up the hill to your place?? Were the sidewalks slippery with ice??
If so, how does one get down the hill??
Things have been relatively snow-free here in Schwerin, and when it did snow, the city is prepared to cope with it with its snow-removal equipment, which I suspect Seattle does not have.
Tschüß,
Anonomann

1:39 AM  
Blogger Jannie said...

Maybe you have in-floor heating you are not aware of?

And ice cubes in your upper areas?

2:39 PM  

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