Archive for November, 2008

Strange Culinary Desires

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Thanksgiving day couldn’t have been more perfect. I spent the time with family and friends. I did some cooking and everything came out just perfect. The highlight of the day was eating a chocolate bar infused with bacon. I was dared into it and I can’t refuse a dare. Believe it or not, it really worked just like the lasagna with raisins I had 20 years ago. If you are ever in Whole Foods, stop by the candy aisle and pick up a chocolate with bacon bar. You won’t be sorry.

Music For Film

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Today I am feeling very old school. The doc says my voice will be just fine with “west and welaxation at wast.” Well, I don’t think so but at least the prognosis looks good. I’ve been feeling very old school. I’m listening to one of favorite Eno compositions, Music for Film. Check out what he does with rhythm on the track “M386“. It’s somewhat somber, serious and moving at the same time. It feels very familiar to me and hopefully with you as well. Enjoy and discover Eno.

Lost My Voice

Monday, November 10th, 2008

It’s Sunday evening, several days past one of the greatest moments in American history, namely Barack Obama becoming president and I have lost my voice. Yes, I have absolutely no singing voice and it’s been gone for two weeks plus. I got sick two weeks ago and my speaking voice was all but a whisper. I feel better but my voice is completely annihilated. I am worried sick about it. I had a dream about me being asked to sing and instead I had to play a recording of one of my songs. I’ve even had thoughts of making music the Quincy Jones approach by having other performers sing and play my music, while I direct. That idea worked for a hot minute. Okay, so I’ve jumped the gun a just a little.

I went to the GP yesterday and he couldn’t figure it out. He said it’s time to call the ENT and that is what I am going to do first thing tomorrow morning. You see, I have hope that somebody is going to return my voice just like I have hope that Barack is going to take action in restoring the economy and the damage that has been done to our nation. It’s going to be a tough battle ahead on both accounts because the damage is quite grave.

It’s so bad that I can’t even hit a note. The most I can do is squeal like a mouse. Well, if you have any bright ideas or home remedies, please pass them along. I have temporary lost my voice before, but not like this. This is bad as the Dow falling 700 points. I have hope that all will we well again with time and good care.