Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2 - First Day View

Well, it was 52 years ago today (and almost two years since Halfway Mark), so call Bette and George and thank them, on the snail's pace to DVC thanks to the temporary mini after the AAA work.

Quiz 11 -- excerpts from Duke Ellington, Olivier Messiaen, Bela Bartok, Jester Hairston, Richards Rodgers and Berry -- for the Theoreticians, with many whimsical "happy birthdays" as folks leave for the day, before chugging as fast as able to San Rafael, for two new back tires at Cain's (in preparation for the Wisconsin trip) and shepherd's pie and paper grading with the Irish at the Mayflower.

Up against Puerto Suello wall on 101,

beyond Big Rock Ridge and Terra Linda,

with Sears Point Hill Red Barn and the


Cliffs beckoning, there is time to finish the orchestration of King David: XVII. Song of Appraisal (Nathan's Prophecy) and begin that of XVIII. Song of Survival (David and Bathsheba).

Right, and cake, ice cream, champagne, and flowers with Harriet upon return, with further treats ahead (here we are in a related jocular moment, with Kristin Jones, in the San Francisco Cabaret Opera / Goat Hall Productions 2007 presentation of my opera after J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World)