Sounding worse to sound better; balancing freedom and control; dealing with sneaky negative thoughts; a ninja practice technique that has me drowning in office supplies. Also 25/7 from memory, bits of 25/11, 25/10, and 10/1. Listen to the end for a special hundredth episode bonus.
I’m returning to posting every other Monday; I need the short-term goals for myself. Today’s podcast features thoughts on parenting a young musician and playing chamber music with an old friend. Also: the first memorized performance here of 25/11, with a mostly successful attempt not to be upset about how it went. Dear listener, be kind.
I’m changing the podcast to be every month rather than every two weeks; right now I don’t feel like I can afford the time to record and edit it every two weeks. If you feel strongly that you miss it and need to hear it more often, let me know, and I’ll reconsider as soon as I can. For now, I’ll record the next episode next week on September 18.
A report on last week’s recording session, including maintaining a feeling of gratitude while recording; a few Tin Pan Alley tunes;on returning to practicing Chopin.
Tunes played here include “Whippoorwill,” “My Little Ever Lovin’ Sugar Babe,” “He’d Have to Get Under–Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile),” and “Twilight.” To the best of my knowledge, they’re all public domain.
They’re soundproofing the room next to my office, which is wonderful news (it’s where the gamelan rehearses), but it means there’s lots of banging and motor sounds for a couple of days. I’ll resume the podcast next week, when I can hear myself think in there.