Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring re-awakening

Something of a misleading posting title - whatever that has been going around for the span of this month is still wreaking havoc on my system.  I really don't want to push myself into seeing a doctor but if it continues into next week, I'm afraid I have no alternative.  The lingering traces of a cough; the discomforts - just a really ecch feeling.

Nevertheless, there is so much to look forward to coming up immediately - the David Bowie tribute next week; the last Rangers game at home; Opening Day at Citi Field, Bob Mould...  Plus, all the other really great things.  This has been a time that, while marred by being constantly sick and listening to the depressing political news, has been nothing less than joyful and invigorating - save for this damn virus (or whatever it is).

It's also been a good time, creatively speaking.  With all the new music and books I've been absorbing, it's elevated my writing to greater levels on a consistent basis.  And that's led me to trying to create new structures in the songs as well.

As clich├ęd as it may be, spring does bring out the best in everything.  It certainly does for me.