I'm not deaf!

I’m not deaf! At least not as deaf as I was.

My left ear is beginning to get some of its hearing back as my inner ear becomes clearer.

No way to avoid the paranoid dreams (often thought of with a shudder in my life as someone in love with sound and music) of increasing deafness.


I have been rewriting (editing really) both of my compositions I am planning to perform Sunday.  I am making the most radical changes in the “Little Recessional Dance.”





the effect is to make the melody stand out more. I found this necessary on my little organ because the chords come out muddy. Also making some changes to “Nettleton for Manuals.”

When I finish, I will email copies of the new versions to the two men who I associate with these pieces: Nick Palmer who commissioned “Nettleton” and Peter Kurdziel to whom I dedicated “Little Recessional.”

These are probably the two people who might have interest in these changes (besides yourself, dear read, heh).

I spent my early morning reading Baruda-Skoda’s excellent scholarship and advice on Bach interpretation  and marking copies of my music and playing through pieces by Bach on my electric piano with the headphones.

Life is good.


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Amazon’s Kindle to Make Library E-Books Available – NYTimes.com

This makes Eileen happy.


Richard Nelson and Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Takes on 9/11 – NYTimes.com

Two interesting new plays I’ll probably never get to see.


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2 thoughts on “I'm not deaf!

  1. Congratulations on your pay increase. You certainly earned it. I really would like to hear your church organ. Do you ever record these events?

  2. Unfortunately, there is no recording going on at church. Just like my gigs, I find that recording is usually one too many thing to think about. I have thought about making videos of these two pieces. If I do, I’ll mention it here and on Facebook for sure.

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