18th November 2017

Make sure because you aren’t move

A bit of wind and rain isn’t enough to prevent safety; my wheels have been retorqued, and if things go wrong, I can only blame myself. Truth be told, they were pretty good already, and this was just a “make sure because you aren’t” move on my part. As for the climate, I accept that life in Canada may not always respect the summertime rule.

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17th November 2017

Plug the hole

One of the greatest causes for stress among teachers comes from an unexpected quarter. The mug. Your mug. When life is driven by that next cuppa Joe, getting to the staff room and finding that your (in the most personal sense) carefully chosen tankard has been “borrowed” by an interloper (nice term for a substitute teacher). After all, having your name and personal motto on the side of the thing only carries importance when it is in your hand, right?

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19th October 2017

Spritz the pots

My amp is less noisy, now. Only required that I unplug the guitar, and then carefully spritz all the “pots” with that can of degunk spray that has been hiding for years, along with a regime of knob twisting. Have to wait until later in the week to see if my fix lasted more than a country minute.

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15th October 2017

(Re)creating new sounds

Should I brag about it, or keep it secret because enhancing my nerd cred is wrong? Oh what the…! This afternoon, after a short training session from someone via YouTube, I installed the necessary software, downloaded the necessary content and changed the internal sounds on a small synthesizer.

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13th October 2017

If they were aurally acceptable

Hurrah! I got (my) shot, which should mean that the winter will be better. No need to lock myself in the basement, trying to avoid the unhealthy members of the herd. Didn’t get yours, yet? One can only ask why. The teeny-tiny needle didn’t hurt.

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15th September 2017

But why the delay?

I don’t know much about “product distribution networks”, given that I tend to buy retail. What I do know is that other places get access to cool stuff before we do. I’ve had my eye on some new gear for the last couple of weeks; saw the announcements, twigged that it was something I’d like to own, checked the price point, etc.

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13th September 2017

The next few hours will be presented in Technicolor

Some nights, sleep is elusive. When things finally kick in, accept that the next few hours will be presented in Technicolor. And then you get up, and the day is not nearly as interesting.

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17th August 2017

Why this playlist?

The three of us (father, mother, son on a visit) went out to a community event, this evening. A concert of music by local students. And my son asked the inevitable question: Why is the playlist from the generation before the performers?

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6th August 2017

Own the show

We attended a concert this evening. Based on my efforts through the day, I’m calling this one my own.

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20th July 2017

Double the fun

Funny how things turn out. Back, several weeks ago now, we went to an excellent concert. As part of the promotion, my name was entered in the door prize drawing, to be given at the end of their festival. And yesterday, I received an email saying that I was one of the winners. Just had to come to their office to pick up my gift.

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