The Prodigal Altar Boy

Friday, November 11, 2011

T-50 Days To Go (half way there…) 11 November 2011 Veteran’s Day

2011 – Last 100 Days
T-50 Days To Go
(half way there…)
11 November 2011
Veteran’s Day

I spent time today talking to an old friend.  We thanked each other for our service (stationed together in the Air Force) then pondered what this next crop of war veterans means for our society.  We contrasted America’s reaction to today’s veterans as opposed to Viet Nam veterans.  ‘Nam veterans got a less than welcoming reception and as those warriors were coming home, guys like my friend and I were going into the service.  In the course of basic training, technical schools and early assignments, we had a chance to interact with them and we are better citizens for the exposure.  In their way, they tolerated and passed a baton to us.  While we missed any hot wars by a few years, we brushed shoulders with men and women who would push on past us in the service and carry the baton to Iraq, Afghanistan and some, to Iraq again.  We thank you, salute your service and call you comrades in arms with pride.    
The "Weather Station" (click on me!)

Goal:  1 hour per day working on the film
Emailed two additional pictures for Jesse Wieman to turn into paintings
Started to build and populate footage bins by category.
Total time:  3 hours

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
Warm-up on the MojoCaster
 “Granby Street” 3X worked on the lyrics and ending.
“It’s Your Thing” – Isley Brothers
“Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing” – Living Colour version - Intro
D-sus riff work
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Viking Warrior Conditioning
36:36 Protocol – 18 reps per set
17 sets total
Weekly total:  55 sets.
Viking Warrior Hypothesis
Where your goal number of sets for a workout = G
And w = number of Viking Warrior Conditioning workouts per week
And t = total number of sets per week you’ll need to do to achieve G in 4 weeks
Then 2G/w = t (round UP)
(p.s.:  We’ll see. My goal is 25 sets.  Talk to me in a month.)
Time: 20 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes per day working on the score for the movie
“So What” – Miles Davis
“Dies Irae” – 20X, followed by dyad and climbing octave work
A Dorian riff work followed by
Am – D7 chord work
Rhythm work on the E – B/D# - C#m – A  progression
R&B chord progression work
Total Time:  45 minutes