Sunday Morning and Evening Work: Birthday (4.2M mp3).
Birthday image from a photo by Pablo Mandel. Another guitar sketch waiting to become a song sketch. Plenty of raw lyrical fuel has been generated on this rather significant weekend.
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Saturday: A long list of birthday well wishers checking in today including Mom, two sisters, CurtG, AngelaN, DerekD, TravisM, TravisH, PaulO, PabloM, AmyT, and most of the Marett family. A rather strange and sentimental morning trip to the hood canal to visit some very old friends also led us to a completely coincidental intersection with AndreK and his family who were visiting nearby. I gave Andre a Box Set at his request to give to a young friend of his who seems to be performing some of the songs from it?
Cellphone coverage ended as soon as we entered the State Park and left us using only The Force to communicate with those back in Seattle and those ahead whose picnic we were attending on the canal.
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Friday Afternoon and Evening: a visit from the Marett's and a tour of Microsoft including the sound stages and production halls at Microsoft Studios where I used to work before moving over to the mainstage of Windows Digital Media Division. How both wonderful and strange to see these people for the first time in over twenty years.
Then pizza and a SB Roadshow mini-house concert with help from Travis and Paul. And if that were not enough, Paul got us tickets for the world premier of Drive Well, Sleep Carefully, a new Death Cab for Cutie documentary which was the Seattle International Film Festival premiere. A full day after a full week after a full year of a life full of great friends, family, work, play, and music.
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