The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
The Grand Fallacy

I put in an hour and a half tonight, but I’m kind of tired and the baby’s asleep so I couldn’t really wail. I’ll hit the books again tomorrow. For now, I’m going down to veg with wifey and have some sorbet. (It’s the one treat I’m allowed to have …

My mother went home today. The nitoglycerin IV gave her a tremendous migraine, so she didn’t get any sleep last night; therefore she was going to crash upon getting home and I’ll probably not hear from her until tomorrow morning. But apparently her echocardiogram was OK and hopefully her CAT …

I have a strange and lopsided day to talk about, which has seen pretty disparate ends of the emotional spectrum. To start with the bad news, my mother was admitted to Mary Washington Hospital today with chest pains. She’s only 54 and this really bugged me in so many ways, …

I’ll be in late to work today since I’m loading PA for tonight’s gig with the Jenny Boyle Band. My boss is totally kewl because he is flexible with my hours so I have an easier time making it to gigs without having to take a lot of leave. Life …

There’s pictures of Evie over at elandmarc.com. A friend of Eleya’s came over to take pictures of the baby with some blankets and other baby goods to model for their site. She gets cuter every day!

I had a good practice at lunch today. I didn’t work on my rudiments but I tried to stay very conscious of hand, thumb and arm position. I also practiced being choosy about my scale positions, and trying to use intervals that don’t come naturally to me. I find that …

Today I finished writing a little C program for work. I was pretty psyched because I don’t get to code too often outside of writing bash scripts. It’s always good to have a feeling of accomplishment before lunch. ?

I think I have a little problem with my 6th string (lowest bass). It seems muted and kind of “out of phase.” I think perhaps I must not have reversed my changes all the way when I was trying to do a better setup the other day. The further I …

Yesterday I spent a little time doing some setup on my Stick that my teacher Greg Howard had recommended, so I didn’t get to practice as long as I wanted. Unfortunately I broke my 9th string! Without any backups around (my last set went to restring this Stick to bari …