Almost finished typing up and printing out my performance charts for 'Plectronica.' Just a few of the newer backing tracks to transcribe, but I'm keeping these charts as basic as possible, just an indication of base key, any chord changes that might throw me, and notes on the basic sounds I'm likely to use. All the rest is pure improvisation on the days of the performance. I'll choose and make a guitar changes list later. (essential for my guitar tech Andy Newlove to line the guitars up in the right order and get them tuned for each number.)
Took my car to Halfords today for a desperately needed new windscreen wiper fitting. All working fine now.
Emi was out most of the day, meeting a friend of her's who is briefly over here from Japan. The lady was travelling from Edinburgh where she had been visiting with her daughter, who lives there. She stopped off in York to meet up with Emi and they had lunch together.
My blood-sugar levels were a bit too high at midday. I try to keep them from getting into double figures and am usually fairly successful at this but today they were far too high, and for no reason that I could asertain. I'd eaten the same breakfast that I always eat, taken the same insulin injection dose as usual, but, when I tested before lunch, the levels were high. This occasionally happens but there's no logical reason for it. As long as it doesn't become the 'norm' I should be able to get away with it.
I shoudn't really give away the performance set list details for 'Plectronica', but, to heck with it, here it is. 14 numbers.
The titles marked with a * are all new pieces, and titles 9, 10 and 11will be the 'Orchestra Future' section of the show. Also, Theo Travis will join me for track 8.
Ok, enough for tonight, back to work...
PLECTRONICA SET LIST:
1: 'GLORIA MUNDAE.'
2: 'I ALWAYS KNEW YOU WOULD FIND ME.
3: 'FOREVERTRON.' *
4: 'THE EYE OF HEAVEN SHINES.' *
5: 'BEYOND YONDER.' *
7: 'BLUE AMORINI.'
8: 'GOLDEN DREAM OF CIRCUS HORSES.'
9: 'THE INSTITUTE OF ENCHANTMENT' (DEPARTMENT ONE.) *
10: 'THE INSTITUTE OF ENCHANTMENT' (DEPARTMENT TWO.) *
11: 'THE ANTIQUARIAN FUTURIST.' *
12: 'A DREAM FOR IAN.'
13: 'BEATNIKS FROM OUTER SPACE.'