Bach playing in the background

Keyboard sounds layered on top

Tinitintus ringing in my left ear

Floor creaking above ... (but not the pounding as before)

Almost time for another round of Gabapintine with a Methylphenidate chaser

I'll bet Bach always colored within the lines

lovely variations unfolding continuously help to glue the day together

the grinder found will be dry soon and ready for action


           Are you asking or accusing?

           Can't we rationalize the experience as therapeutic?

The speakers sound really nice buried beneath the desk

(and still no complaint from the tapping keyboard)

I am keeping the volume subdued ... but Bach will not be denied

his speed and clarity cut right through regardless the volume

always calling our attention back to right now

         And  the glorious ability we have to hear him at a moment's notice ...

at no time in history have we been so blessed with this access to the past

(or there about at any rate)

who knows how JSB would have rendered his variations?

We only know the interpretations of today's "talent"... the good the bad and the ugly.

Of late I have often lamented the failure of our culture to appreciate it's living artists

instead we continue to worship in the museum of all things old

and far removed from the light of day

              Please give Mozart his due ... but do we need each generation's iterpretation of the complete piano works?  Wouldn't a modicum of performance time better serve

by exposing the work of the guy next door?

             All contemporary music is not serial or noise in a box.  Some of the pieces are a fond remembering of the tonal arrangements that render us weak kneed and abuzz

and all tingly as the waves move through our bodies and dust off our souls.


             I do have an axe to grind.

I do not pretend to be of the same genre as the above mentioned.  

But I do make the spiders on the wire come to life every now and then

with quite a nice effect ... if only for a few seconds.

            And "yes" ... I would like an audience of my peers

to witness what I have rendered before I am put asunder.

  But that is not an absolute necessity .

  In my mind, however, it would be nice.  (cue the Beach Boys)

Born March 24, 1948

in Elk City, OK.

Lives with spouse

Renee LaPlante in

Cedar Rapids Iowa