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October Musings Part 3

Yes, it’s the next thrilling installment and I bet you just can’t wait.

My reptile part of my brain is convinced of the following: 1) I will die of something awful soon (This thought has been with for years generally and ebbs and flows in it’s intensity like weather patterns ). 2) Something will go wrong and I wont receive my pension, even though I have a piece of paper telling me exactly when and how much. 3) Although my car has a very expensive service and drives smoothly, that it will fail and leave me stranded somewhere. 4)….. In fact I could go on listing stuff forever. It’s really annoying but I have had to deal with feeling like this for what feels like time immemorial. 

A perfect example of an anxiety driven logical fallacy.

At the time of writing I have just added a Violin part to a track sent to me by Jon Bickley and I am pleased to say he likes it.  I tried a slightly different recording set up to simplify things and it worked like a treat. The more I do the more I want to do. That helps when the depression thing kicks in.   It’s a typical autumn day out here almost countryside land, Sunny cool and the  trees giving a decent display of colour as the leaves turn. 

Here is a tune from earlier this year,(February perhaps). Its a Violin and synth tune with a lush orchestration. Its starts slowly and dreamily then the beats kick in. Ideal for dancing around your lounge after too many cans of cheap larger and/or other relaxants.

Musically speaking generally things are going fairly well though still not very much happening on the gig front alas. So another Saturday night in doing solo interpretive dancing because it’s good exercise, though it might look silly. So maybe I am interpreting myself in that case .

Tea is the essence of life, with no tea life would be dull indeed.

September with Rain

September and its cooler finally.  Here it’s mostly business as usual. Music and more music in various forms. Trying to sort out a few financial concerns and stuff.
Also though I am beginning to wonder about my health and if there is something brewing up that I have not been aware of. So I am thinking maybe I should tie up a few loose ends just in case?  Well you never know what fate might have in store one way or the other.  Luck does not last forever. 

Diana Working Out
Diana Working Out

So hey, remember me this way. And don’t take it all too seriously.


It’s The Time Of The Season for…

Orchard The Trio
Orchard The Trio in Rehearsal Diana Clare and Brian

I am now 4 weeks past my covid infection (which lasted 3 weeks in total). I feel very fatigued and I am still getting headaches too. I have gone back into rehearsals with the bands I am in and that’s has been far more tiring than I was expecting it to be.  But its a start. We have only just had a break in the weather with storms and very heavy rain. The temperature is back to seasons norms which is  a great relief though we need much more rain. The grass is starting to fight its way back towards something partially resembling green again. And the trees have been watered on the ornamental green opposite.   

I really find it difficult to concentrate with the world falling into chaos and this country falling in to Chaos along with it. Will we all be here next year and if we are what sort of state will we be in by then. I am really not too sure. Surely everything must end. How can it continue? 

“Dictators have an old trick to assess the strength of their opposition: they say something patently untrue, and then look to see who mindlessly repeats it. Those who do, they recognise as their true supporters”.
Barry Gardiner

“No matter who comes to Belarusian land, I will fight. Even if it is Putin”.
Alexander Lukashenko

It’s all some sort of madness that must be endured.  As usual I am working away on musical projects of various sorts, so nothing new to report at present on that front really.