Awright how 'bout a little review of the important happenings of the year past.
Important to this blog anyway.
I assume you've all got newspapers and stuff to check out the year end lists of what was good, bad, and pretty in the real world of '07
Last year was, as I remember when Butch joined the FFTL family of fine philosophers, poets and musicians.
It was also the year of the amusing Davis Wright Tremain/ Seattle Symphony cross purpose letters that could probably be considered some kind of criminal action if one were a picker of nits.
Last year was, or at least should have been when I challenged the Seattle Symphony to a duel.
Which they chickened out on.
Probably realizing that they were not of my social quality.
Year ago I posted some pictures of the snowfall we had about this time of the calendar.
And the Wyoming and Quinault trip pictures.
Maybe not or it could be that '07 was the year that Emily Dickinsen and I started our torrid love affair.
Joshua Bell earned 32 dollars busking.
An amazing leap forward for sub-atomic physics (my discovery of the "God" particle that no-one seems to care about.)
Plus similar earth shaking discoveries on the health front (Dan's arm)
A couple hundred miles of bicycle riding on Fidelio, my 42 year old Peugeot.
Polalie the cat's annual life threatening health event.
A cute little kid's story I wrote was posted last year.
The usual snarky infantile futile SSO drolleries
I quit going to Plymouth church. I dunno I guess I'm just not part of "Humanity" that those kind of people consider worth the tolerance, love and understanding.
Perhaps I haven't killed my quota of non-believers.
I wrote about Ann Cummings' "Inside the music" music and art installation which may happen again so keep your ears peeled.
A poem written by a dog.
Do you remember when I heard that wonderful rendition of the "Queen of the night" aria in the Union street Caffe Ladro? That was somthin'
Seattle Art Museum reopened.
I showed you all the cars I built.
Trombone and Tuba concertos were born under your ever watchful eyes.
Not to mention the Tuba and violin duets.
And some of the violin concerto.
Tom Bakers Composers Salon moved from the inadequate soundbridge venue to the magnificent Chapel at Good Shepard Center so now I can participate in that again.
In fact I have gotten confirmation that my violin duet will be on the bill of the next Salon on Jan. 25th
Don't miss it unless you can think of an excuse.
Anyway all the wonders of the new year are contingent opon the good lord being willin', the creeks maintaining optimum flow and, I suppose, sea level not rising too much.
Oh yeah, it's also an election year, so we can all look forward to some new excuses why the world continues to be fueled by screw-ups, why the rich continue to get richer and the poor get shoveled into the social dumpster, and how important military might is to world democracy.