Saturday, February 13, 2010

Last week

I have been sort of ignoring my musical responsibilities.
Spent the week building a couple new Duke Nukem levels.
Whiling away the hours living in alternate worlds of my own creation.

And fooling around with wood, making plans for a ukulele or two.

And making some rods to hang the new curtains that M is sewing up.
Not that that is a tremendously difficult task.
Except that it was necessary to join two seven foot pieces of 1 1/2 inch doweling together in order to make a rod longer than is commercially available at the hardware store.
This turned out to be a bigger trick than I had anticipated.

So.....today I will get the bass concerto scores smacked into shape.
It's a whole 'nother language, this scoring bizz.

But preparatory to anything else I shall put some paint on those poles I told you about.

Procrastination, that's the name of the game.....

I have been surfing Glenns's site for the "poetry" of mine that he has posted (and created out of the dross of my pen [keyboard]) hoping to write it down in my little black book and create a tome that will be a useful adjunct to M's collection of fire starting flammables.

So... that's that for the day.

It's Ophelia's turn to miss me, so there.

4 Comments:

Blogger Friko said...

well, I wish I knew what to say to that.
not really :'make every day count', maybe?

Happy composing!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

One of these days I will trudge through
the 5,890 postings on FFTR, and make
a definitive list of the palmer poetry.
Actually, if you just put your name
in the search, it will probably do our
work for us. Sounds like great fun,
actually. Are you still considered
an amateur on the DUKE NUKEM
scale of gamers? Do you even know
how many levels one can get to?
I ordered Melva a tee shirt with
SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED
on it, from the Leo McKern
RUMPLE OF THE BAILEY series
that you used to watch a lot
on BBC, PBS, or whatever.
Maybe you should get one
for your Miss M. Check it out,
http://acornonline.com/product.asp?pn=14053
My screening went sideways last
night in Tacoma. My used, but
reconditioned DVD would not play
properly, and the audio was
garbled, so we had to watch the
whole film with the English subtitles
on; weird to say the least. All 28
people stayed for the entire
screening, but many a grumble
followed the credits.
How are you "attaching" the wood
doweling together, glue, tacks,
rubber cement, gorilla goo?
More ukuleles...THAT is what
the world needs now! Hopefully,
Miss Jannie can be a recipient of
of one of those Palmer originals.
Good luck on the bass concerto
score. What instruments are you
using in it?
So good day, Lane Savant, even
though we know where you
are tucked away under your
redwings, with guests abounding
and single cat on your lap!
Ophelia is still dripping on
the carpet. Silly bitch thought
she could pretend to breathe
water at some point. Somebody
forgot to tell her Hamlet was
gay, and Laertes was jealous
cuz he was pretty sure that
Hammy was porking his Mother
at some point, enit?

12:56 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Wonderful street level analysis of "Hamlet"
Actually pretty much finished the scoring for the concerto for double bass and orchestra.
All that's left is to submit it for various orchestras to ignore.
The drums (Facebook) are saying that Tacoma is screening a restoration of "Metropolis"

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
Hope someday soon you'll have the opportunity to hear your scored works played by the actual instruments, rather than by a piano arrangement (or on your Sibelius)!!!!
Tschuess,
Anonomann (+ LL)

11:59 AM  

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