Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

doob book harmony

Early this morning I finished the non-fiction work "Sonic Writing" by Thor Magnusson. I began that book on October 29 of last year. I spent 6 months and 1 day on that book--a rough average of 88 pages a month, or only three pages a day. In fact, I had lots of 10 page days, a few 25 and 40 page days, and lots of 0 page days. I enjoyed the book, a reflection on music creation and the effect of the digital, very well. I learned a lot. But I took it slowly. I am glad to finish it, but I'm glad to have read it. I think it will inspire me.  Thor Magnussons is one a set of folks who release freeware music software as ixi-music. I use it often. 

I try to only read ebooks without drm, unless i buy in hard copy. This proves less limiting than I would have imagined.

I think the next book will try to find a sci-fi at Tor.

Two yeas ago Lee Rosevere and I traded drawings we made with the on-line tools at Mr. Doob's site. This year we each traded songs, one song per drawing Lee relased it today as "Harmony".  I like one of Lee's songs the best in the set.

I worked a very busy day. I had to ask my assistant to stay late, which I in general hate to do. I recall too many late nights decades ago when I was younger and my then-assistant had to work with me to get things ready to be mailed from the LA airport-area postoffice before midnight.

I watched a show about Woodrow Wilson's wives.

I looked at a sports team practicing in the park, without any social distancing or masks.

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