Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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checkmate

Today after a long day at work, I visited the Lewisville Chess Club, off I-35 at a Borders book store. The club was well attended, with friendly people who were quick to challenge one to a game. I began with an older opponent named Kenyon, then segued into an elementary school girl named Sara, and then played two games against another fellow older than myself named Dale. Four games, three opponents, four victories, a good time had by all. I marvel at how my lowly Philidor's Defense serves me so well--there is something to be said for playing what one knows. After the games, I bid everyone adieu, and went home to eat lo-fat hot dogs made from things not as hot-dogged as the usual.

Today my song "Bethany Lakes Park" got its first reviews, understandably focusing on the "this is not trance" and "too much static" line (I could not hear the static on my sound card, which leads me to conclude I have a cheap sound card or I am a non-assiduous listener. Still, I enjoy the process of feedback.

I uploaded my song "Robot Breakfast" and entered it into the industrial music category. Its first review was by someone who understood what I tried to do with it.
It is gratifying to have a listener who "gets" something, as so many people are not, for reasons entirely noble, into this kind of thing.

Of the 80 some-odd reviews I have done, 11 have been selected as "signature reviews" to be placed in a place of prominence by the artist. I did country-western reviews tonight. When I was a teen, I despised this genre, but now I rather like it.
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