Don’t sweat the changes right?
Yesterday was an exercise in – what the hell happened?!?
First, the people doing the repair on the computer felt that the poorly repositioned warping of the lappy case was a normal result of any open-the-computer type of repair. Unfortunately I call bullshit. If Apple can put the case on perfectly with no warping, then their 3rd party authorized repair centers should be able to as well. Today was a wasted trip to find that their attempt to make the repair resulted in a less than satisfactory result and me having to leave it with them again. If they don’t get it right this time, I will take it to an Apple store and have them fix the blunder.
The recording session turned into a writing session. The co-writer unfortunately created verse lyrics that had absolutely nothing to do with the hook of the chorus. I’m not saying that something like that couldn’t be done, but I don’t like to write meaningless songs. I want flow. I want something to connect the dots. I want people to relate and connect. Thus it took time for the artist to explain the idea to me and then have me guide her to a more appropriate 1st verse. The hook it decent, so that’s a recording a production thing. Hopefully by sunday she’ll have a better second verse and the bridge.
Last night the movie screening ended up filling up long before the start time. I was literally about 4 people from the front of the line before it was shut down. Darn!! Darn!! Darn!! Instead I ended up seeing Sherlock Holmes and enjoying that.
The other crazy thing is that I started making Navy Bean Chowder two days ago. It should have only taken a day to cook, however it took two and half days. I’m thinking that I’ll have to soak the beans for a day and half before I cook them. Weird. The chowder itself has turned out really good, so I’m not overly disappointed.
To finish off the night even after Sherlock, I ended up completing a movie called Children of Winter by Warren Miller. I’m a sucker for all kinds of ski movies. There are a lot of fun powder and ski shots in a Warren Miller movie. Even more fun is that a friend of mine is in the movie. At some point, I’m hoping I’ll be able to grace the frames of a Warren Miller flick.
Because I’m concerned about why people don’t mind the idea of letting quality disappear from their products, service and lives, I want to see if I can pick a song that retains that essence. Is there such a thing? Probably not, but I can think of this song and I can hear the attention to detail in it. Can you? Things to think about… Strong melody. Strong vocal and background vocals. Perfectly edited arrangement of instruments. Well detailed sounds. Well crafted song. Maybe one ought to spoof it and call it Call Me When You’ve Got Quality.
Either way, I’m bobbing my head to the music and getting stuff done. How about you?