Post #128: Snow Day Hype

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you’ve made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

Dear Alice,

Toronto buried the city in snow storm hype, that after only 10 cm of snow fell on the streets, everyone just gave in and announced a snow day anyways. I love it.

Speaking of hype, my colitis was double-checked, and another doctor found a bacterium in my stomach. It’s called campylobacter jejuni, and it’s a common one for food poisoning. I suspect that the bacterial colony caused the symptoms which gave my previous doctor the impression of colitis.

What a relief! I’m invincible again! Well, almost. I’ve got a scratchy throat now.

David =B~)

P.S. Last night, I dropped into a drum circle, happening at Bathurst and Bloor. It was five dollars to get in, and five to rent a drum. It’s one of those experiences where you need to be able to let yourself get into the beat, or else you’re going to get bored pretty fast. I tend to approach these things as a challenge: how can I not only slip into the beat, but add to it? Perhaps I’m less of a team player that way, or perhaps I’m more of one, always trying to contribute something to the pot. I’d hear a triplet in my head, and I’d try to get it out without losing the rhythm. In my opinion, I made many more mistakes than helpful additions to the sound, but there are 20+ drummers out there, I simply assume that my mistakes will get drowned out. Of course, that’s not quite the case. If you play a note when no one else is playing a note, it gets heard. You just hope that the resonance of the other “right” notes will smother the mistakes before they make it to anyone else’s ears.

P.P.S. Am I the only one who takes every experience he has and tries to turn it into a lesson about life in general?

2 Responses to “Post #128: Snow Day Hype”

  1. Adam Says:

    Quite possibly… but everything you experience IS a lesson about life in general. The key is to not let every new lesson overrule all of the other lessons just because it’s newer. You’ve already got a quarter of a century of lessons to build from… now make sure the newer ones fit with those.

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Adam.
    I nearly let a recent new experience do just that to me, again.
    Stupid novelty. :)

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