Monday, November 21, 2016

The First Cold Front

The temperatures finally dropped into the 50's for the first time since early spring.

The house up the street from the Lilly Pad is being rented by AIR-BNB people, who keep putting their loudspeakers on the balcony and cranking music, drowning mine out.

I was there Friday night, and it was not productive at all. I made less than 10 bucks, then, after I had had enough of it and was packing up at 1:30 AM, they shut the music off. I had still had enough.

I don't know what the future of busking there will hold.

The only thing I can think of is perhaps calling the cops at a certain time, and telling them that I am at, say, 929 Bourbon Street and that I am being disturbed by music coming from up the street.

The ad for my couch has expired, and so I shouldn't expect to get any more calls from people. If I run another ad, it will be carefully worded, to filter out people like Kay, and attract people like Travis.

Other than that, it is Monday and I stayed up so as to hit this computer room early like it is, in the morning, but I don't have the energy to do all the writing that I had planned. I need to check online for a new harmonica, perhaps a capo.

I got a package from the Lidgleys of London, with two guitar magazines in it. I flipped through them and picked up a few licks off of the sheet music before going out Friday night to be drowned out by the speakers on the balcony, and only make about 10 bucks. I then came back and flipped through the magazines again to discover that 20 bucks and a Starbucks gift card had been taped to the inside cover of one. That was sweet, and now I consider getting some more blank CD's and burning a lot of music that was mentioned by the guitarists interviewed in the magazines as being "influences" upon them.
Jeff Beck, in particular, mentioned some guy that played with Gene Vincent in the 50's, as being his first guitar hero. Then there is the guitarist who plays with Joe Satriani who said that he listened to "We're Only In It For The Money," by The Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa) over and over when he was a teen.
I think if I can find a used laptop that will run my studio software, I'll jump on it.
Of course, then I won't have money for a digital converter box and an antenna so that I can have television in my home, but, who has time to watch TV, when he has a recording studio?

1 comment:

alex carter said...

If you are paying 60c or so for blank CDs you are paying wayyy too much. I think they work out to something like 13c here at Fry's Electronics but you can buy them online. I've always had good luck with Memorex brand so I just stick with those.

You can get little sleeves for them too.