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Sep. 10th, 2006 01:22 am A good day

It doesn't seem like any day where going to the library is one of the highlights would be a "good" day, but today (well, Saturday) certainly was. Because this week I found out I got into the Classic Rock workshop at Blue Bear, so I went to the San Francisco Public Library web site and searched up a bunch of sheet music. Then I walked to the library this morning to borrow several books from the page desk (they don't let you take most of the vocal scores out of the building) and make copies. I found three books featuring music from one of my favorite classic rock groups, Traffic, including one that had full note-for-note transcriptions of all of the solos in great extended numbers like The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys. I don't think I'll request that one for class though, especially as it has no guitar; Empty Pages is my favorite, but vocally I'd prefer Every Mother's Son.

So that last number is the one I brought to my voice lesson today. Boy was Vicki probably surprised to see in what a good mood I was. Not only from the music-finding spree but also having a lovely lunch with boyziggy at Modern Tea in Hayes Valley, which in addition to good food had a superb Assam Breakfast tea which reminded me of the fabulous Assam Salonah I had at Teany in NYC and have been unable to get my hands on elsewhere. But I digress. On the way to my voice lesson I had also seen a policewoman riding a horse through Fort Mason, which was a fun sight. And I knew that Mike was coming over later which made me all the happier, especially as I could show him all this great music.

Anyway we practiced Every Mother's Son in my lesson a bit, Vicki accompanying on guitar which gave it a nice acoustic feel. Although we debated about whether Steve Winwood was actually singing "Can you please help my dog" vs "Can you please help my God", the latter of which was in all the lyrics I'd seen previously (except in this sheet music I'd just copied) and made much more sense to me, but Vicki insisted it was the former.

After the lesson I bought a bunch of groceries at Real and made a pretty tasty meal of peanut butter pasta and apple-cinnamon baby carrots, which Mike enjoyed. Then we watched Stop Making Sense and listened to some music and chatted. Ziggy came home from the opera in a good mood too, since he has the next two days off in a row - rare for him to be off on a Sunday. So we will get to enjoy each others' company, and hopefully my good mood will continue.


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Date:September 10th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Small world! I used to be housemates with Vicki.
Date:September 10th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Cool - Vicki pointed out that she was housemates with obadiah when he saw one of his comments in my blog.
Date:September 10th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Dog, god, probably doesn't make much difference :-) .

Peanut butter pasta? Never heard of such a thing. I love peanut butter but this sounds kinda weird.
Date:September 10th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
It's yummy, from a cookbook called Vegetarian Express. I make it with whole wheat rotelle, and it also has peas, vegetable broth and some seasonings - very mild (though the recipe suggests to add hot sauce if you like it more spicy).
Date:September 11th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
That does sound good. I was confused, and thought the pasta itself was made with peanut butter somehow.
Date:September 11th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)


I am happy to learn that you had a good day. Pleasure in loved ones and friends, good to hear about.



P.S.: Congrats on the Blue Bear thang! Is this the one that you just missed getting into before?

Date:September 12th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)

Re: Meta-happy

Thanks :-) That other workshop was Advanced Rock, which is the only one that requires an audition.