Eileen is getting ready to attend the fiber fest at the Allegan fairground today.
I have had breakfast and am getting ready to walk to work. Playing a Pavanna and Galliard by William Byrd today on the old “harpischord.” Walked over yesterday evening and tuned it. I figure I have tuned it ten or eleven times in the last two weeks. Used it last week for the Bach cantata movement my team performed. I have really enjoyed reviving these two pieces. They have made me do some exploring of Byrd’s other pieces in the Fitwillian Virginal Book.
This morning I finished reading David Goldhill’s article in Atlantic How American Health Care Killed my Father online. Besides leading me to question my understanding of the word, “commodity,” it also pretty much convinced me that his plan for a consumer based health care system would be the best option. Of course it’s not really on the table, but this guy is really on to something.
Incidentally, his use of the word commodity helped me understand that commodity is “something for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a market.” (wiki link)
So if you change a product to, say, improve it, it’s no longer “just” a commodity. Food for thought for steve, I guess.
I spent most of yesterday preparing scores for my gig on Friday. I’m going on at 9:20. Here’s a link to the Facebook page with info. I’m planning on performing the following pieces:
Deja VuBlue Rondo a la Turk by BrubeckSo many peopleMoneylandSplanky not by me (features Nate Walker on bass)Spiegel im spiegel by Arvo PartNaked boyCandle burningEmpty RoomsFrickin TrainsWhy did the elephant cross the road