The Prodigal Altar Boy

Monday, December 12, 2011

Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown - You NEVER Know!

2011 – Last 100 Days
Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown
T-19 Days to Go
12 December 2011

Goal:  1 hour per day working on the film
Watched Karen Everett Week 4 video, "Structuring Your Documentary"
Total time:  1 hour

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
Warm up on the MojoCaster
Pat Metheny etudes exercise #1 bars 1-4 20X
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Viking Warrior Conditioning
15:15 Protocol
7 reps per set with 16kg kettlebell
56 sets
Total time: 24 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes per day working on the score for the movie
“Dies Irae” – 20X run-throughs of the entire piece
“Granby Street” on the MojoCaster 2X – Lyric work
Total Time:  15 minutes

Notes:  Nineteen days and counting. 

Lessons Learned

You NEVER know One minute running on autopilot, grumbling because dinner is a salad when you really wanted wings, and the next minute dialing 911 to report a fire at a neighbor’s house.  One moment you are on the phone with the 911 operator, watching smoke billow from the neighbor’s roof and the next thing you know a neighbor is jumping the fence, climbing on a metal table and hitting the roof with a fire extinguisher.  The smoke dissipates for a minute then comes back even thicker.  When the fire department gets there, you snap back to reality as they rake down the ceiling and take an axe to the roof.  You think, “Hey isn’t that a little overkill?” Then you see the glowing embers fall into the room.  You realize the light you see in that back room is not from the firefighters’ flashlights, it is from the fire inside the roof.  Everything is still dreamlike until two firefighters are running through your house from the street to check your back room with the common wall with your neighbor’s house.  The smell of smoke lingers in the house, the fire trucks outside throw flashing lights on your walls.  You come back to reality and spy the salad, abandoned on the table.  You never know.  Let’s be careful out there, people.