Update: First posted this last Saturday night....But lots of folks are still listening...So I'm moving it up so it doesn't get completely lost for a bit...
Just want to warn you, right up front, that I'm going to get even more self-indulgent than usual with this one...
(so feel free to skip this post if that kind of thing gets up your nose)
Last Saturday night I was noodling around and recorded a few songs with a little bit of family update patter sprinkled in to send to my oldest kid who is going to school in Montreal.
But when I was finished the file was too big to send it her by Email so I posted it here on the blog instead so she could listen to it.
What I'm about to show you means nothing in terms of popularity, virality, or even the teensiest-tiniest smidgeon of internet fame or anything like that.
But, still, I was truly astounded when I checked the numbers earlier this afternoon and saw this...
Just so you know...
Usually when I post a bit of audio it will garner something like a hundred or so listens over the three month cycle that it stays up on the free service that I use.
So, while I have no idea if that 'Year That Dylan Went Electric' number above means that a 1000 of you listened to the 'Setlist' once or twice or if 100 of you listened to it 20 times, I really, really want to thank those that did.
And I also really want to thank those that have contacted me with words of encouragement and, yes, words of joy.
Lots of people who know me in my other life ask me how I can be so open about things like this. After all, I'm a late middle-age academic with one grown kid and another well on the way to being so.
And I am not a real, or even really very good, musician or, truth be told, writer.
But both are something I like to do. And both are something I like to try to do pretty openly and honestly.
And honestly, except for once or twice, the folks who stop by here have been nothing but convivial, interesting and, invariably, encouraging.
Which really is something pretty darned amazing if you think about it.
Anyway, below is a little song of thanks to tide those who might want to hear a little more over until I finish the next real sound project I'm working on...
And if you would like to go to the 'New Music For E.' directly without all the blog-blather, etc., it's.....Here.