that's what today was.
home alone with e-mails phone calls e-store errands and a trip to make passport photos for tokyo. a whirlwind of a day.
including several conversations with the man who has taken up where axel* left off with my parker signature model guitars. since he needs his privacy for now, I'll call him D.
despite D's full workload (a real job and more) he has managed to take axel's design another step into the future. the new AB model will be simpler to work on and will come with schematics and a manual D is writing.
it's not that complicated to play but should you have to repair something and you don't have joe glazer in your trunk...
now I feel confident that axel's genius (as well as ken parker's) will be carried on by yet another. thanks D.
in the afternoon the AB parker beguiled me for a few hours by myself in the studio.
man, that was fun!
tonight was like another day.
after a trip to my favorite downtown spot J. Alexander's where I doused myself in lemons and guacamole I went home inspired. for the first time in a long time I finished a painting! I'm so happy.
the painting had languished unfinished in a hallway downstairs. it's the one I wanted to use for the cover of side 4. but I knew it wasn't yet right, so I went to work.
using the fripp suite as my painter's studio I added and subtracted layers of things until poof! it was done.
tomorrow I'll take it downtown to have it properly scanned along with the back cover painting.
a good day.
* for the story on axel see The Odyssey parts 1 and 2