What a week and a half this has been! Although we’ve been working on unpacking non-stop, we’re still up to our butt in boxes. (That’s down from “chin” level) My body aches in places I forgot I had. I managed to reassemble some of the furniture I took apart for the move, but I still haven’t rebuilt my desk or my bride’s desk. So, we’re working at the dining room table. The cable company came last week and installed TV and internet and yesterday they installed our phones. And to complicate things, my “day job” schedule is intense right now and I’ve had to drive to Scottsdale 4 of the past 5 workdays.
But enough of those woes – I have some musical news for you. My dear friend Brian Taraz has formed a trio called “Nahum” with two other local musicians and is doing his “scripture rock” for the upcoming “Peace Festival” here in Tucson this Saturday. (Good Luck Brian!) If you’ve never heard the King James Bible performed as a Rock’n’Roll song, well you just haven’t heard everything yet. It’s impressive.
Hey, I forgot to mention in my last post that I composed a new song on the trip in the rental truck. It’s different than most everything else I’ve written. I may offer it to someone else to record. It’s called “Sex as a Weapon” – don’t ask, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Sometimes I get a song so quickly, I’m amazed by it. This was one of those cases. Perhaps I should call it “300 miles” because that’s about how long it took. It makes me anxious to get this moving-in chore behind me so I can re-assemble my recording equipment and get some music produced.
Tonight is special. Not because there’s a lunar eclipse to view, but because my dear 82-year-old mother is flying to Tucson tonight. Believe it or not, she’s coming to help us paint! She’s quite the house painter. (don’t be surprised, she still mows her own grass and then mows the neighbor’s yard for fun) I’m sure she’ll work circles around us, but that’s a good thing.