Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Callouses Are Coming Back

I've been playing guitar enough since the weekend that I can feel the callouses coming back. The rhythm line from Tangled Up in Blue is coming along now that I figured out a way to deal with the fingerpicking and strumming. I'm not taking any lessons, so it's all creativity on my part if I can't find an answer in a book. I should record and post a snippet this weekend.


I finished my mail-in ballot this evening. Voting whether to retain judges is frustrating. It's difficult to find information to make an informed decision. There is a web site posting results of a large panel that evaluates them, but you have no choice but to take their word for it.

My presidential pick is something I will share. I'm so fed up with the whole government that I wrote in Jack Kemp's name. It's a throw-away vote, but I just couldn't bring myself to vote for Obaba or McCain. Alas.


^JR^ said...

I dabbled with guitar for a while. It was a lot of fun, I just didn't have the knack for it in the long run. I didn't have enough patience to learn the fundmentals and then enjoy playing for the fun of it. I was too worried about hitting the right fret at the right time.

I see on that IGMS has its first anthology coming out with some stories from the first few issues. Were you one of the lucky authors to get in?


Rick Novy said...

I am not in the anthology. I've known about the anthology for quite some time now. Good stuff written by several of my friends are in it, though.