[bct] Music, & retirement
- From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 09:05:50 -0800
Mike and everyone,
Well said. I find that I am starting to dream of being back at the office.
There are some things I miss, such as having the credit union there,
conveniently, and I miss the interaction with other people, and all the
laughter and crazy stuff we did together. But adjustment is generally quite
pleasant. I don't have the support you have with family and church, but we
both have this list, and other people we meet in cyberspace, and that is
really a treat. One of the most interesting aspects of all this is that your
creativity isn't being used for work stuff, so it gets directed to other
things; for me, it's music; for you, it may be music or it may be something
else. I was always afraid of losing touch with the ability to write
something besides work related stuff, but writing music is starting to
happen again. I haven't done anything with it yet because it's such a chore
to set things up; the multi-track, the mixer, the keyboard, and by the time
that's done, then U.P.S. shows up and I'm off on another project..
Believe it or not, I opened my guitar case yesterday and found that I only
had to tune three strings, and they all sounded great! Except my G string
always buzzes and I don't know why that is. When I've taken the guitar to
have it adjusted, nobody else knew why it did that either; they just told me
they had guitars that would buzz if you looked at them the wrong way! The
thing that seems to fix it is to wrap something like a rubber band around
the tuning peg for the G string. Looks weird, but I play weird so who cares!
The sound comes out and that's all that matters. I don't do bar chords
because I need that finger to read with the optacon, and just never got the
hang of bar chords although I know what they are. So to do an A major, I
turn my hand around and play it like you'd play three consecutive notes on
the piano. I figure Judy Collins plays weird, so if she can, then anybody
else can, too.
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