I’ve seen a couple of reviews for Sketchy Characters so far – Cathy wrote up a nice little review on Facebook that I can’t link to because Facebook can bite me. (It was public, just not linkable.) And Vicka wrote up a really long and nice review here that I can link! She really put a lot of work into it and I appreciate that a lot. I’m heard from a third person that they’re going to post a review this weekend, and I’m looking forward to seeing it. If you have a chance, I’d really enjoy seeing more reviews, positive or negative – there’s still the drawing! People are clicking through from these, and playing songs.

I’ve come down with a much milder version of the death cold my partner Anna’s been fighting, but I’m not letting that stop me from practicing bass. It’s starting to sound like an instrument being played intentionally, which is good. It doesn’t help when I do things like learn one pattern for a key when I start in the lower octave and a different pattern when I start in the higher (GENIUS WHAT) but at least I’m noticing it now and fixing it. I’m also starting to get a little more confident – starting to add bits of style, and generally being concerned with more than just playing the right notes at the right time. Nothing like advanced techniques yet, of course, and the screwup count is still really high, but I’m making progress.

I need to shift back to other instruments more, though. I’ve got a private gig on the 23rd, and it’s not that long until festival season begins! Plus I’ve got a bunch of songs I wrote over the winter that need learning and playing and more polish and and and.

I’m too damn slow. I must not be getting my RDA of smack.