I have not read the comic books upon which the series is based, so please do not post anything about those comics which might be a spoiler for the series, down the line.
( Ah, spoiler cuts, how I've missed you )
The kids have been watching Adventure Time after I brought home some of the Ryan North-authored graphic novels from the library because, well, Ryan North; I hear such good things about it but seeing it over their shoulders definitely gives me a lot of sympathy for people who can't with Steven Universe because of the character designs. Perhaps I should do what I did with SU and just listen while stitching until I get into it . . .
Finally, we are visiting family in Florida, and I very much enjoy this picture of a baby gator that Chad took.
There is sadness this week, as NASA's Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End. Oppy's last transmission amounted to “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”. Several songs have already been written; I'll almost certainly try to write one of my own. Probably from Oppy's POV; I seem to enjoy anthropomorphizing AIs and other inanimate objects.
Not a whole lot has been getting done this week. I did manage to run some errands Thursday and Friday, with the car on the street. Pulled back into the driveway Friday after things were done, anticipating that the predicted good weather would make it possible to get up again the next time I need to. Fingers crossed.
I started working on the potential writing (tutorials) gig -- we'll see whether $editor likes my proposal. Not many notes Friday and Saturday as a result. Not sure I'm working fast enough. That remains to be seen; it's going slower than I'd like but that may just be because I'm working on the outline.
After my brother Jules passed away at the end of November a lot of things like this blog stopped. I kind of slogged my way through December's gigs and limped to the end of the year.
January was been about starting things and trying to get my mojo back for doing things. Partially successful but was still largely foggy headed and unfocused. I forgot all about one posh piano gig, then late I dashed to it only for my car tyre to blowout at speed. I changed the tyre in my suit & white tie, but the gig was gone. Ambient Underground 12 went musically very well - Audible Light & guests LION/s - and we actually got a reasonable audience, and recordings were taken. I was tired though and still not quite on it. But it was still January wasn't it so no worries.
I mentioned starting things....
1. I wrote a couple of songs.
2. I recorded one for the Conway/Britton album
3. I started recordding my first wafty/relaxation/new age album in years and have been chipping away at it.
4. I am part of a group of electronicists perfoeming Terry Riley's iconic minimal classic "In C" in Rugely on March 2nd - so I;ve needed to rehearse that and work hard remembering the 53 motifs enough to spot them from the music.