No Run or workout today, in large part becauase I was tired and felt less than 100% today. The left leg started to hurt prior to me leaving the office at 8:15 am. And My neck is less than 100%, and it is an issue when it hurt whenever you turn your head, something which you have to do every once in a while when running. And I was still sore when I woke up late this afternoon, So No run for me. I probably could have worked out, but simply decided not to, because I was tired and sore and just didn’t think It would do me much good to workout. Plus I was, and am tired.
Unfortuntely, I did not get to watch the democratic debate, I was busy at work all night and didn’t really have a chance to. I did catch a few minutes of a replay of it on C-span, and I think they have it archived it there, so I am going to give it a look and tell you what I think.
I have been playing guitar On and off all night long. I did the usual stuff early, The pentatonic scales, and the major and Minor scales, in all keys, of course. As Much as I type it, and it may seem a Little bit of a bore, but You have to understand that I happen to think that a Sound Musical base makes for better musicianship, and the best way to create a Solid musical base is to play scales and arpeggios and alternate pick practice until you can do it in your sleep. I think the best way I have heard my philosophy about musicianship put was in an add for Musicians Institute the better part of 15 years ago. “You have to know the rules before you can break them.” It’s why I play and practice the way I do. It’s the reason I don’t leave the house without some type of musical literature with me. It’s the reason I have become such a better player over the last few months, after the years long layoff. Practicing Scales and picking patterns and Modes and arpeggios, along with playing actual songs, and chord progressions that might or might not become songs, and just playing everyday, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes mellow, sometimes shredding like crazy. If I didn’t do it like this, and If I wasn’t able to keep myself happy and learning all the time, I would not do it. That said, I do try to mix things up a bit so that They don’t get stale either. If I played everything in the exact same order, or played at the exact same speed all the time, or never experimented with the instrument, I Would get bored with it, which is why I try to play something that I’ve never played before every day. It may not make it here, because I am not going to document every single note I play, but I do make sure that there’s something in Today’s Playing that wasn’t In yesterday’s.
I spent time that I normally would have spent Listening to politics today downloading music Onto an mp3 player. The one I got for christmas crapped out, stopped working, deleted all the music That was on there without telling me, and I couldn’t play the damn thing. My wife, bless her heart. gave me her old one months ago. I never used it because it had country and donnie and marie osmand and other pure evil on there, but she deleted that and I put my stuff on there. Pantera, Metallica, Primus, Alice in Chains. Ya Know, None of that damned Devil Music! Actually I have Allan Holdsworth on there, So the Devil does In fact make an appearance.
Politics Tomorrow, I promise. Even if it’s busy at the office, I’ll listen to and pay more attention to and write about it. Don’t Like going without, and I don’t like not putting anything really substantive down here. ….Although I was reading the Cnn Political Ticker, and I hear that Snoop Dogg Is Torn between Obama and Hillary. C’mon snoop, Ya Got Until Tueaday! I need to know… AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW! Who are you going to vote for and endorse? Dammit, you Know as you go, so goes America! Don’t leave us Hangin, Dogg! WE NEEDZ YA! :-) ….Like i said, politics tomorrow. Super Bowl Prediction as well Tomorrow!
HOLY CRAP!!! The Rangers Won a Game! LET’S GO RANGERS! Nice!
That’s It For Me. Gonna go snooze. Sleepy Mikey. Nighty Night.
Today’s Nuggets: A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive. Thomas Jefferson
All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid? Benjamin Franklin