Killing Time or Killed BY Time?

Here we are with over 2 months of sequestration behind us and the Governor about to open the doors. Are you preparing to rush right out??  Not me. There are far too many unknowns right now to convince me that it’s safe to go out, in fact, with so many people choosing their “rights” over their responsibilities, I think it has become more dangerous to venture through public spaces.  I can wear a mask to protect others from MY cough or sneeze, but about half of the folks I see don’t seem to care one bit about protecting ME.  And I don’t have an M-95 and goggles. I’m a sitting duck. Or at least a feebly walking one.

I’ve been using a cane for the past two weeks because of knee pain and swelling developed after several weeks of 10-hour days at my desk (Ultrasound showed “no clots”). I am GRATEFUL to the Lord above that I have a job that allows me to earn a paycheck from home. But the enormous workload has literally crippled me.  I haven’t even had time to work on several new song ideas and that’s been really annoying. Particularly when my friends are posting such wonderful live performances by streaming and recordings.  (You really should check out Eric Ramsey and see his “COVIDEO” series).

So, a week or so ago, I decided to make some time and try recording myself live.  The result (shown below) tells me this needs work – finding the right mic placement is paramount, but I also need to address lighting.  The wind through the trees created moving shadows in the room.

Well That’s a start I guess. Maybe I’ll have some time during this Memorial Day weekend to hone my live recording skills.

Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist

About Darrell

Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist
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