me personally? thanks for asking. watch the morning news, chug some coffee, study spelling in the car before dropping the kids off at school, eat some cereal, hoof it to school, coach aeolian song, lead two combo rehearsals, teach woodwind methods, respond to a bajillion emails, run a jazz band rehearsal, eat indian food, change into my dress clothes, repark my car, put on a jazz combo concert, thank everyone for coming, put away the gear, go home, change into my sweatpants, do a load of laundry, start reading hunger games.
i am a big fan trying new things. i am fascinated with how the mind works and am always down for a personal adventure. people say you should break up your routine to keep your thoughts fresh. i really do try brushing my teeth with the other hand, slipping my jeans on starting with the right leg, threading my belt the other way, eating my captain crunch with a fork, and even driving without texting.
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calculated risks are worth taking, be it jimmy snuka going superfly or the triple lindy to win the championship. i encourage my students to follow my lead on this stuff, reminding them that when they try something new and it fails -nobody comes up from the audience and socks you in the face for taking a chance in your solo. not yet anyway.
i listened to this album today. wonderful interplay and clever writing from one of the most forward thinking musicians of today. thanks dave - i see your bet and i'll raise you.