It’s a good thing I misunderstood about today’s appointment with Oral Surgeon. I called yesterday to ask if I was supposed to fast for it and found out it was only a consultation. Whew. Eileen and I just got back from it and it looks like we can afford both the surgery and an implant.
I took my last antibiotic last night. But today has a been a stressful day. I was on the phone reassuring my daughter-in-law, Cynthia before lunch and have been receiving phone calls from my alcoholic son, David, who is negotiating my ex-wife’s end of life stuff. He calls and asks for advice and I try to “do no harm.” Consequently I am feeling fatigued physically and emotionally, but at least I didn’t have a tooth extraction today.
I really like my oral surgeon, Dr. Houle, she seems very competent and communicates well.
For some reason I have been spending time with Bach at the piano. 2 and three part inventions and suite movements.
I have found a new podcast, A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs.
I just stumbled across it and listened to the latest episode, “146 “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys.” I was charmed by the presenter, Andrew Hickey. I think it’s great that he started this podcast with a pretty thorough history of the the theramin. I skipped to episode 143 “Summer in the City” by The Lovin Spoonful. I learned that John Sebastian has the same name as his Dad and they both are, wait for it, classical harmonica virtuousi.
I did see John Sebastian the Lovin’ Spoonful live once. They opened for the Doors. John Sebastian came back on stage to play harmonic with them and was terrible as I remember it. I thought at the time that he got high between sets. I think that now too having heard some phenomenal stuff on this podcast.
Anyway I’m enjoying Hickey’s podcasts and have been learning a lot about music I like not to mention other stuff.