Saturday Isolatin’

Well my week home from work(vacation, not closed…Capitalism, baby) is nearly done. Maybe it’s the fact that I chose to stay home, as opposed to being told I can’t work and I can’t make a living made the week a pleasant one. Read quite a bit, spun a lot of records, created some music, and played a lot of guitar. Watched some movies as well. Now I’m just sitting and waiting for that first Monday back to work in the “new world” of virus and social distancing.

This afternoon has been pretty quiet. I’m wearing shorts and my Meridian Arc t-shirt. It’s pretty overcast outside with a chance of some serious storms this afternoon. I woke up at 2am to the sound of rain hitting the bedroom window as if some punks were throwing pebbles at the house. Massive winds, torrential rains, and thunder and lightning in the distance. I jumped out of bed and went to the kitchen to make sure there wasn’t any weather warnings. Nothing. I headed back to bed where I found the dog sprawled on my side.

My dad came over for coffee and then the wife and I made brunch(spinach/bacon frittata, home fries, toast.) I headed to the studio and worked on some writing. The guys over at Grief Thief Records asked me if I’d be interested in doing some writing for them for future limited edition cassette releases they were planning. Sounded like fun and Gene and Derek are a couple righteous dudes so I jumped at the chance to work with them. Got started on the first release. Played some guitar, then headed upstairs. Took a shower and now I’m currently spinning Wojciech Golczewski’s Tonight She Comes score. If you’ve not heard the scores or Mr. Golczewski then I highly recommend you fix that. The man is a genius. His all-analog releases are so good. End of Transmission, End of Transmission 2, and Reality Check are some of the best synth stuff I’ve heard. Period. He’s done some amazing work with film director Ted Geoghegan(You Are Still Here, Mohawk.)

Why am I telling you all of this? I don’t know, I guess I’m just checking up on you. You getting all the food and supplies you need? You getting outside and getting fresh air every now and then? If you’re still working like me I hope you’re able to keep a safe distance from others. Are you finding things to pass the time with? Reading a book? Binging a series? Spinning tunes? Sudoku? I hope you’ve got a mental health system in place. If you need help, pick up the phone and reach out. You can still have a conversation. It’s gonna be okay, okay? We’ll get through this.

If you’re wondering, I’m doing fine. Healthy, content in my four walls. I’m a creature of solitude anyways. I like alone time more than group time. My household works well as single entities. We can all get together and play a game, watch a flick, or have general conversations. But we all do our own thing and that’s a good thing, especially when we’re not leaving the house.

Okay, that’s it. Just a mid-Saturday afternoon welfare check. Hope the rest of your weekend is a pleasant one. Keep the faith. Don’t take candy from strangers, especially if they’ve licked it. You probably know that, though.

And wish me luck on Monday. I’m gonna need it.

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