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Good 'Millwork This A.M.

Friday, November 20, 2009

After having overslept the day before and totally missing my cardio on Thurs. I got a decent night's sleep last night, woke up in time for my 35 min. treadmill session and from the first step I knew that I was going to have a great session.

Instead of mixing up the walking and jogging I went straight to a 5 mph jog which I maintained throughout the 35 mins. with a big help from Chick Corea and Return to Forever's opus: Sometime Ago / La Fiesta...slow, noodling beginning but what a head of STEAM it builds over the twenty-some minute jam on top of Spanish / Flamenco chord changes with some wild sax shrieking at the crescendos along with Stanley Clarke's thundering, galloping string bass, Flora Purim's airy vocals and Chick's light & sprite Fender Rhodes:

Sometime ago I had a dream
It was happy, it was lasting, it was free
And now in life, oh can't you see
How we can make that dream into reality?

Oh the music, it was playing
Oh the firelight, it was dancing
All the children they were singing
All the people they were loving

Sometime ago I had a dream
It was happy, it was lasting, it was free
And now in life, oh can't you see
How we can make that dream into reality?

Oh the morning sun, it was soft and cool
Oh the evening breeze, it was warm and gold
All together life had started to unfold
Sometime ago

I can't recommend this album enough...!

www.amazon.com/Return-Fo
rever-Chick-Corea/dp/B0000
262QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s
=music&qid=1258776630&sr=8-1


Some YouTube samples

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
mji-qGkjlVc


www.youtube.com/watch?v=
SAWekvoJ1Zw


Another classic from this band: "Spain"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
a_OEJ0wqt2g


Looking forward to making the rounds with my clients tomorrow passing out turkeys and boxes of Thanksgiving food...it always feels like one of the significant kickoffs of the holiday season for me. There is SO much for which to be thankful...not the least of which is being part of our wonderful SparkFamily!

Everyone have a SPARKIN' weekend!

Don
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DAVEOZ 11/22/2009 5:06PM

    Love RTF, Chick, Jaco, DiMeola and the whole gang! I was fortunate to meet a few of them in 88 while going to some shows.

John McLaughlin is a favorite of mine as well when meditating.

Best!

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USARUNNERGIRL 11/22/2009 12:22AM

    woohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooo....LOVE ME SOME 5MPH MUSIC.

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L*I*T*A* 11/21/2009 4:18PM

    great......thanks for sharing..........have a wonderful weekend........blessings and hugs...................lita

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GETTO140 11/21/2009 8:51AM

    WOO HOO!! Great job! Yes..oversleeping really messes up a person's routine. So...maybe that could be a good thing. Who wants to be in a rut!??

Have a great day!

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AZIMAT 11/21/2009 8:37AM

    Thanks for the update, I can see you tooling around the Tri-cities with the load of goodies. It's so much fun to hand out gifts, Tangible manifestation of others' concern and love, been there....

And thanks for the music recommendation, I'm listening now on YouTube, really upbeat.

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MADTOWNBUDDHA 11/21/2009 7:21AM

    Chick Corea is such a briliant musician! Your work project...giving to the people that can use the help is a real inspiration. Thanks for supporting this Rookie!

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MADTOWNBUDDHA 11/21/2009 7:20AM

    Chick Corea is such a briliant musician! Your work project...giving to the people that can use the help is a real inspiration. Thanks for supporting this Rookie!

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MADTOWNBUDDHA 11/21/2009 7:19AM

    Chick Corea is such a briliant musician! Your work project...giving to the people that can use the help is a real inspiration. Thanks for supporting this Rookie!

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JCORYCMA 11/20/2009 11:53PM

    Way to go Don! I still jog at 5 mph on the treadmill. I think my pace is a little faster outside. I keep thinking I could invest some gadgets to keep track but I just like to put on some good music and run for the sheer joy and wonder if I wouldn't be making it a chore if I get too hung up on how fast and how far I go. I am thankful for the Spark community too and all the great motivating and inspiring friends I've made. Thanks to you for being one of them!!
Joanne

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