November 19 - Rain Reign, Reign of Rain
First precip of the Fall 2013 season (aside from the just-pre-autumnal-equinox-aberration of September 21's... and, indeed, before this, only the second rainfall since May 6),
careening down mercifully clearer (though not weatherwise, of course)
freeways than yestermorn,
rendezvousing with the Diablo Valley College
Theoretians for the last formal Dictation / Keyboard-Solfege / Board Harmony (Week 14 of the semester), being Sting's King of Pain.
Head home thereafter, experiencing a related situation -- i.e. a bit under the weather on this 'neath-heavy-cloud-cover day,
returning to meet the evening class for a pilgrimage from The Police, Mark Alburger, and Tan Dun, through Erling Wold, Prince, and Osvaldo Golijov... looking ahead as below.
Write Four Measures of Music
(Make it beautiful and/or dangerous / exciting / humorous / interesting / etc., etc....)
Write a Short Essay About One of Your Favorite Pieces of Music
(Why is it a favorite? Is it great? What makes it great [or not so]?
Who wrote it? Who performs it?)
 Michael Cooke - Ha Meaggel
 Mason Bates - Warehouse Medicine
 Kanye West - Heartless
 Mehdi Hosseini - Baluch
 Lady Gaga - Poker Face
 Ryan Ross - I Write Sins not Tragedies
Out with Owen afterwards to the spot, thereafter, then homeward again for Composition of page 49 Double Piano Concerto ("Fellow Travellers"): III, and score-study re a second sheet of Bela Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Door 5.