what a day

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.

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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.

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.

2 thoughts on “what a day

  1. Bach at the piano is a great way to stay sane!
    I keep thinking I want to do like some famous musician dude, who said every morning he played a couple Bach prelude and fugues on the piano. Except every morning when I might like to do that, everyone else here is asleep!

    1. Maybe you’re thinking of Pablo Casals. He played a prelude and fugue by Bach every morning and bragged that his cleaning lady would hum tunes from them because of it. I marvel that he had a cleaning lady.

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