adventures in dysthymia

Monday, June 25, 2012

Old Music

I was giving a listen-through to my old recordings – the two albums of material I’ve put out over the last decade and a half – with the thought of maybe combining them into something I could release until I actually can get back into music seriously. They sound...okay, I guess, considering the methodologies. Too much reverb, for sure, and too slowly paced, frequently. I don’t think I’ll inflict them on anyone (though I still have copies of my EP from a little while back, ‘Dust and Stars,’ if anyone wants one).

Anyway, they are not going to show up on CD Baby or any other commercial site. I hereby officially abandon ‘The Wind on the Prairie, the Wind on the Sea,’ which was the title I had chosen a couple years ago. I had actually gone so far as to make an abortive attempt to offer it through Cafe Press before they stopped doing CDs. Lulu also abandoned that market shortly thereafter.

This does free me up, in a sense, to redo any of that material sometime down the line. I have been, very very slowly, getting the studio into some sort of order so I can record. That probably won’t occur until the cooler fall weather comes in, though one never knows.

Another reason I’m not likely to record soon is that I’ve had recurring ear and sinus infections this year, bad enough to make my tongue swell at times. That is most certainly not conducive to singing well. Or at all.

It’s making me wonder if maybe I’m allergic to the dog. I’ve never lived with one before so how would I know? Perhaps Tucky should go to a new home; it’s not so easy having a rambunctious and fairly large dog in the house when I need to take care of Mom. She (Tucky that is) is another drain on my time, as well. Not that I mind that but I do have to give my duties priority.

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It’s windy from TS Debby but the rain is not part of today’s weather. We got a fair soaking Saturday afternoon and Sunday; that’s something we needed and need more of. At least it’s helping further east where they also need all the precipitation they can get.

My last Golden Rain Tree, nursed along for three years, seems to have succumbed to the heat at last. Just not suitable for here, apparently. I may transplant a dogwood into its spot, right outside my mom’s bedroom window. They’ll grow, anyway, though it might be well to wait till next spring...or do it today while it’s damp and cloudy.

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