Hi. It's Joe.
Sadly, I was busily writing two other posts and so even though I only have five minutes to spare for my daily blog, I feel like I have accomplished more than my daily quota of actual writing.
I am getting a fairly early night with full intention to take the bus tomorrow. I am going to read my library book. There is talk of an all you can eat sushi outing with co-workers tomorrow evening, but I do not know if I can fit it in. I have to go home and take care of Buddy before Tuesday night jazz at the Mason Lounge. Buddy has been a little under the weather since he came back from the kennel. I took him to the vet today and they put him on antibiotic.
I had my jazz piano lesson tonight and I think it went pretty well. My teacher seemed genuinely pleased with my progress. My assignment the next two weeks is to improvise with a metronome so I am forced to not think too much about what I am playing. He says my soloing is more fluid and organic when I do that. I am also starting a new song that has a pretty strong melody line ("All the Things You Are") such that I can begin exploring alterations of basic chords, throwing in extra notes to color them harmonically. This seems to me like it will take more than two weeks to master, and that is OK. It is a learning process.
Here is a picture of me acting goofy at the BABY ROCKET show last Saturday.