Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


When I walked to lunch yesterday, I passed a telephone poll upon which a mockingbird stood. How many mockingbirds have I seen and heard singing? Far too many to count. I wonder, sometimes, if we are all here for important reasons,but reasons that are not obvious. Perhaps I am here to listen to mockingbirds sing. Although I usually see more robins in Winter, lately I see a fair number of robins as well. Sunday evening I saw lots of barn swallows, hunting insects in mid-air near the pond.

I'd like to see the part of the country northwest of Amarillo. I lived in Amarillo from age 1 to age 3. I have only been back once, I believe. I am intrigued by that intersection of states in a prairie/plateau region.

I had an odd experience. One of my songs was going to be used in a compilation. However, the person in charge of "mastering" advised he could not use the .wav files I provided which were the stems. Indeed, the suggestion was somehow that the stems should have been different. It was as if my song should have different component parts than the actual component parts. The particular compilation just came out, without my track. A part of me is disappointed, but a part of me feels a bit amused and perhaps even a bit self-assured. (in that, simple as I am, I could easily have mastered the track). There will be other compilations--lately, a goodish few a year. But when you boil me down to the .wav files, there is not much "there" there. It's all in the assembly.

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