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10 February 2006 @ 07:05 am
ConFusion Journal - A Transcription. Part 5.  

2:00 AM, 21 January 2006.

It was much fun making music with Steve Brust (skzbrust) again. There were fewer people in the room than we would have liked but they were very engaged, which made it possible to play.* We nailed “All Along the Watchtower”—very satisfying. I was in surprisingly good voice and I forgot fewer chords than I thought I might. Found myself doing some rather interesting strums/rhythm patterns. Fluffy’s environment was suitably enriched. I do wish there were some way I could get it together to practice and that there’d be opportunity to play more often than once in a blue moon….

Seems odd that it broke up so early. But folks were headin’ off to sleep and the hotel needed to close the room around 2AM so they could let it air out and then do set-up for 6AM. I suppose I could try to see if anything’s kicking in the con suite, but I’m feeling especially like a social … nerd? ne’er do well? … these days, so even if I did go up and there was something afoot I pro’lly wouldn’t know how to engage. Definitely must avoid the hot tub/Jacuzzi/whatever. Who knows who’d be there, how they’d be dressed (or not!), and how that would make me feel. Am in my room now. Maybe I’ll read a bit and try to go to sleep. Maybe even get up in time to have breakfast food for breakfast. Now there’s a thought…

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*Steve and I find it takes much more energy to make music for more than a short time than either of us are able to provide, either individually or together—in order to make music for a goodly amount of time we need the contributions of energy made by other people around us (people who are sometimes referred to as an “audience,” but that term doesn’t begin to express their actual place and importance in the process). Seems to me that music violates the laws of conservation of matter/energy, because by the end of the evening much more energy has been created (and used, it must be admitted) than was contributed….

To be continued…

 
 
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Current Music: "Ain't She Sweet", The Temperance Seven: The Parlophone Reco
 
 
 
Lollardfishlollardfish on February 10th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
But ... we could make more opportinities to make music.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Rune 44 pngfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
We … could? Really? Wow.
Lollardfishlollardfish on February 12th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
All I mean is I miss playing music too. :(
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oh. You mean we can't make more opportinities to make music? Poop.
Lollardfishlollardfish on February 13th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
No, we can! We may? We might? We should?
gomeza on February 10th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
This post makes me positively soggy with nostalgia.

Some day, I'm gonna find a way to hear you guys play together again.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I'd like that. Hmmm… I wonder if it'd be possible for us to rendezvous in Denver some time, now that Steve is living in Los Vegas…
starstraf on February 12th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)
I could get to Denver - heck if you drove you could stay here along the way
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Is here along the way? I thought Denver was over there while you were down here. But I confuse so easily…
starstraf on February 12th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
Here (Kansas) is on your way to Denver - at least LoJo stays here on her way to Denver. We are just off I-70 just about an hour west of the Kansas/Missouri border. We are the same "down" as Denver but not as far "over"
gomeza on February 12th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
I know you're smarter than to make a special trip just for me, but maybe we can get one of youse guys to be GoH at Mile Hi Con some time. I think Steve was, once, and that was the reason he was here, er, the last time he was here.
Spacecrabspacecrab on February 10th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I missed it, this year. Any chance of you reconsidering and showing up with guitar at Minicon?
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)

Forever is a long time, so I won't rule out the possibility that I might participate in a Minicon again at some point in the far future, but it's highly unlikely in the near term. This year?—there's a better chance that a snowball hurled from my front yard would reach Israel unscathed.

I keep trying to collect my thoughts to write and post an explanation of why/how my decision to stop participating in Minicon came about but I haven't managed to do so yet. Perhaps I will before too much longer.

skzbrustskzbrust on February 11th, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
It really was a whole ton of fun. There is no one in the world I enjoy playing music with as much as with you. I miss the old days when I used to be nostalgic.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)

Yes indeed. It was more fun than a frog in a glass of milk.

What a coincidence! There is no one in the world I enjoy playing music with as much as me either! Erm. But seriously, yeah, thanks & backatcha (although good old Reed doesn't suck either). You should, for example, hear me try to make my way though "Watchtower" without you. Or maybe not. First you'd wince and then you'd become insufferable.

starstraf on February 12th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
You two are pretty damn good at that music stuff ... for boys
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on February 12th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Flattery will get you … hmmm … I'm not sure where it will get you. Nevermind…
starstraf on February 12th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
will get me what I want to hear from the request list?
Big River and Dixie Chicken please
oh then Red Dancing Shoes.