May 31 - Hands Up





Cliff --

spaghetti, cake, ice cream, cards, gifts!

Before this,

early errands and

the 69th Vacaville Streets Walk: Rockridge

northwest and

southeast, then

left, northeast to Circle Bend...







high up 6 to

91 -- the

Johnstown Flood (1889) anniversary, and birhdays of

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607 -- Self-Portrait, 1555),

Hieronymus Colloredo (1732-1812),

Walter Sickert (1860-1942 -- The Juvenile Lead [Self-Portrait, 1907]),

Charles Ringling (1866-1936), and

Fred Allen (1894-1956).

An excellent time to edit a second page of

Bassoon Concerto ("Grandmorther"), Op. 120 (2004)
     I. Allegro,

create cover and

Complete Works page for

Bass Concerto ("Comrade"), Op. 126 (2004),

and do the necessary text re

Book of Dreams, 2022, Op. 376 (2022)
May 30-31
     12noon Two Giant Bears Attempting to Enter a Small Rowhouse-Storefront Theatre
          (Music Next Millenium), One Ridden by John Kendell Bailey, Before a Rehearsal / Concert of the
          San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
     1pm God's Body, Mate!  In the Wrong Lane Trying to Turn From Allison Northwest to Monte Vista
           Southwest in View of the Vaca Mountains and English Hills...
     12am 17th Floor of the Hospital, and the Gurney Goes Down the Stairs...
     4am Try to Audition for Jazz Band on Trumpet with Rory Snyder; at First I Attempt to Play
          Suspended Cymbal Bebop in One Hand and Tpt in Another, Dispense with Cymbal and Go for
          Just Trumpet, I Am in Next Room, a Band Starage Area, So I Am Encouraged to Appear Live,
          But Already Out of Breath re Playing Instrument, and Give Up, Withdrawing my Audition,
          Rory Insists on Having Me Sing Instead, So I Do The George / Lennie Act I Finale Section of
          Mice and Men, Doing Both Parts, I Do Pretty Well, and He Is Satisfied, Almost Leaving
          Before End, But I Insist on Doing the Back-and-Forth Spoken Repartee w/ Him, Including, "Aw
          You Can Just As Well Go to Hell, Now Shut Up Now"... I Have No Idea Whether I've Scored a
          Part in the Jazz Band... Slim Is a Train Warden, But an Evil Racist One, Rounding Up

Big media day, including

J.S. Bach (1686-1750) - Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (1730),

F.J. Haydn (1732-1809) - Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major (1765): III. Allegro Molto, and

String Quartet No. 68 in B Minor, Op. 64 (1790),

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Variations on "God Save the King" (1803),

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) - La Gazza Ladra (1817): Overture,

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) - Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale, Op. 15 (1840),

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) - Violin Concerto No. 3 in A Major, Op. 25 (1844),

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) - Symphony No. 7 in E Major (1883),

the Republican Party pressured on Gun Control,

Julius Rontgen (1855-1932) - Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (1910),

the Department of Justice seemingly slowly ramping up its activity,

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) - The Wasps (1909): I. Overture,

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) - Symphony Serena (1940),

Doreen Carwithen (1922-2003) - Suffolk Suite (1964),

Nature Shows on


Harriet delivering a reading,

the Lying Psychopath approving of his henchmen's desire to Hang Mike Pence,

and some his minions

failing to come to terms

with indictmenst / criminal subpoenas,

Zoom debriefing after our very successful Composers Chamber Orchestra Bring 'Em Back Alive Concert (May 28), and

more Republicn non-co-operation as to testimony before the January 6 Committee...