Musings for the week of 2010-02-08

  • I have a gig Thursday playing doumbek for belly dancers at an area high school. I wish I hadn't hibernated the drumming all winter! #
  • Just bought Equal Rites: Discworld #3 (Unabridged) by Terry Pratchett on #
  • Balthazar drew a stick-figure cartoon today. One figure had a speech bubble coming out of his butt that said "fart." The End #
  • Shit! I choked pretty bad on my doumbek solo… #
  • I'm listening to olaf.gradin's QuickMix ( #pandora #

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  1. Ha! My problem is stage fright. I get too nervous and the rhythm in my body is erratic and fast. I also forget my “vocabulary” when a mistake comes and it’s harder to correct. Hopefully Fingers of Fury will help me with at least some of this!

  2. I don’t drum, but I certainly know what it feels like to choke on a solo or even as part of a group. Sometimes, my violin and I fight. What I learned at jam camp: Don’t think–listen..and trust your fingers.

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