Friday, July 2, 2010

Time is Free

I was writing about the role of time in the culinary arts and relating this to the role of time in food safety, specifically when using sanitizing agents. Microbes die at a constant rate known as logarithmic death, thus making time of application of a sanitizing agent a key measure of safety. So what does this have to do with being a guitarist. Well it is called my day job and may well give birth to another blog on operating a safe kitchen. In the process of this I went to flickr and found this beautiful photo titled Time is Free.

Which also had this quote with it: “Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”
Harvey MacKay

So how am I using my time? Generating income takes up a large part of my day, then taking care of my animal needs of food, rest, shelter, and social time. Then that precious period of time each day that I can devote to music; creating, listening, or playing my guitar. There are also the ancillary practices of Qi Gong and the Alexander Technique which inform, support, and nourish my musical activities.

Then sometimes I need to construct a vehicle to act as a catalyst in my life . A brief period where I can up the ante of activity and strive to perform at a higher level. With the support of the right people a creative action may occur. At the very least information about myself will be gathered and moments of delight and hell will surface. Where is all this going?

A four day series of live performances with the aspiration to produce a release of "live" music.  Stay tuned.

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