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Regular Updates...

 I feel like it would be a nice touch to monitor progress as we work towards completion and release of this first album.  For posterity?  Who knows... I imagine I'll just eventually appreciate the nostalgia of it all.  So in…

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Slow start to 2022...

First week of March, and I haven't yet taken an extended blackjack trip for the year.  And, I haven't been all that focused on wrapping up recording the album.  I started reversing that trend this weekend, though, as I spent…Read more
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Trip close-out...

A Saturday night and the end of a successful trip in terms of AV.  Nowhere near enough hours, but that's mostly a function of some difficult playing conditions in one region, and my having made the mistake of camping out…Read more
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Versatility

Landed in a new region last night; played poker since the blackjack options in this particular city are less than ideal for non-rated players (driving to a better spot momentarily).
I caught some good hands last night, and they held… Read more
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I AM the Record Company...

I've had more than one person inquire as to why it is I have to pay for the recording of this album... as if professional musicians and producers just work for free all the time... lol.

I think the underlying…

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Trip Close-Out...

At the airport.  Got here 3 hours early with the intention of relaxing in the Delta Skyclub... only to discover this airport doesn't have one.  Was certain they did... unforced error on my part.  Oh well... at least I've found…Read more
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Resist the Argumentative Urge...

I often fantasize about what my response would be in the scenario where a casino taps a confederate officer to demand my ID.  I would be well within my rights to "remind" the officer that he may only require my…Read more
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For the First Time in Decades....

Having dinner at a Ground Round somewhere in middle America.  These spots used to be all over Long Island when I was a kid, and we went there all the time as a family.  They still have the popcorn, although…Read more
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Airport Bound...

6:30 am and in an uber on the way to the aiport for a trip to somewhere in the middle of the country.  Matt believes playing up the "pro gambler" angle would be an interesting story for purposes of ptomoting…Read more
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The Folly of Delta Airlines...

I called Delta airlines four hours ago with a question regarding the timing of upgrades as a Gold Medallion member.  An automated message confirmed that - due to long wait times - a Delta representative would call back when available. … Read more
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Social Media Marketing

The last thing in the world I want to have to do is figure out how to market myself as an artist once the songs are ready to go.  Outsourcing this function to experts is clearly the way to go…

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Random Thoughts On a Saturday Night...

Saturday night, drinking whiskey and waters with 805 backs at a bar that's within a reasonable uber ride from the old homestead.  It's nice to have a periodic retreat from the grind.  Islanders play tomorrow at noon on the east…Read more