The Prodigal Altar Boy

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown - Occupy Bagram - Occupy Baltimore - Occupy Highway

2011 – Last 100 Days
Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown
T-41 Days to Go
20 November 2011

I wanted to share this YouTube video of the Occupy Wall Street folks that are walking to to D.C. to voice their opinions on the “Super Committee,” which has to come up with budget solutions by 23 November.  The video shows people with jobs who took time off from their jobs to walk form New York City to D.C.  Yes, WALK.  You have to want that.  In addition to the woman who took time off from her job there is a young man who gave his two-week’s notice and then (literally) hit the pavement to D.C.  Yesterday they arrived in Baltimore and connected with the Occupy Baltimore folks in McKeldin Square.  The conviction to walk to the nation’s capitol to speak out gives insight into the resolve of the people involved.  Stay tuned.

My Father-in-law sent me a picture he snagged off a Facebook page.  It shows the sense of humor of the folks on the “pointy-end of the spear.”  Take it for what it’s worth.

Goal:  1 hour per day working on the film
Read Karen Everett’s blog article, “Declaring Your Documentary’s Central Thesis
Listened to Karen Everett’s teleseminar “Using Personable Narration in a Documentary
Total time:  1 hour

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
Warm-up on the MojoCaster
10:30 Service at Grace City
Pat Metheny – warm up exercise #1 bars 1-4
Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing – Living Colour version
It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
“So What” – Miles Davis
Amazing Grace – Key of F  (thanks to Kendall for showing me the chords, always the teacher) 
Total time:  2 hours

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Active rest (Lazy Sunday ;-))

Goal:  15 minutes per day working on the score for the movie
“Granby Street” – on the MojoCaster, focus on placing lyrics in the verses and the ending
“Dies Irae” – 20X  today I did them in groups of five, allowing me to focus on execution
After playing “Dies Irae” twenty times, broke down the octave and dyad climbs
A Dorian riff work
A min – D7 chord work to go with A Dorian riff
Rhythm work on the E – B/D# - C#m – A  chord progression
Rhythm work on the R&B chord progression
“So What” – Miles Davis (watched Jazz on the Tube clip of “Tutu” so had to get back to Miles)
Total Time:  1 hour