June 29 - Day of the Dread

Like a last will and testament (rather over dramatic, that),

do the day's composition / orchestration / pdf -- Psalm 99 (6), The Decameron-Second Day (23), Violin Concerto (65), San Timoteo Can[yon]tata --




Melissa's for more dental adventures (including the first filling since childhood).  Survive without the hallucinogens of yestertime (...not on false drugs...!), instead on a real thing of Philip Glass's classic Music in Twelve Parts on one earbud, with the other aural orifice open to such requests as "open wide."  Like a magic trick, the mind is diverted from the issues at hand (or rather, at teeth) by the simple and complex parameters of minimalism (or is it post?).  While some have found Glassian arpeggios tantamount to a dental drill, such is therapeutically just the opposite in this case...

From here, south to errands,

including a visit to North Bay Computer to see if anything can be done to fix the 1TB hard drive or extract info therein.

The answer so far: no (an unfamilar change in Western Digital configuration),

only partially ameliorated by multiple financial greetings at the post box.

Still feeling game, however, proceed north (now a second time) through Terra Linda and

beyond to

Novato to see the

high-priced folk at

Disk Savers, thinking that perhaps it can be monetarily swung.  When more of the complete story is learned, the response is, once again, a resounding nyet.  Sobered ("save the hard drive, and when you win the lottery..."), 'tis time to camp at Celia's for a time grading all Quiz 4 sheets over typical comestibles and libations,

followed by a third time north, returning to Melissa's on an overheard comment that Suzanne would be stopping by in the late afternoon, and, lo and behold,

we connect, catching up with much news, some astounding and tragic...

Time for the monthly Goat Hall Productions board meeting in Berkeley,

and a challenge to get there,

necessitating a loop around the North


East Bay (the Richmond San Rafael Bridge a decided non-option during radically congested construction),

ultimately arriving for matters bugetary and costume-ary, with Claire at the design helm.