Yesterday my time at the organ bogged down as my tech refused to do what I wanted it to. No doubt it is user malfunction. However, I was unhappy to spend so much of my alloted time to practice yelling at my computer because it was refusing to tape me. I wanted to make a recording so my brother could sort of tell what “Mental Floss” sounded like on the Pasi. I can tell from watching the video above that I am thinking more about the recording process than the music. This is one of the problems I have being so isolated at this point. I sometimes describe it as my skill set, a skill set that I intentionally limit to doing the music itself not other things like recording and publicity.
Mark rightly pointed out in a comment to yesterday’s blog that I had embedded the wrong recording. Sigh. I now do not have the patience to mess with that. Let the above stupid video stand for now.
Before recording this I attempted to record Sunday’s prelude (Buxtehude’s chorale prelude on “A Mighty Fortress”). This totally refused to work. I kept getting error messages when I went to see how well it recorded. Good grief.
Anyway I’m blogging early just to get this out of the way today.Here are some links.
I have been following this story.
Poets in the news. I love Lorca.
I agree with this college president.
I have to check out this dude’s compositions.