Happy Thanksgiving to me.

Before the end of the month, Bryan Ferry has a new album coming out, on which several Roxy Music members appear…

That documentary about Harry Nilsson is finally being released on DVD, now that the music rights-related issues have all been taken care of…

And, most surprising of all, two unhinged live performances by John Cale from the early 1980s — when he was arguably at his most musically confrontational and uninhibited (yeah, cocaine addiction will do that, but the music he made in that state was/is brilliant) — are being released on CD, DVD, and LP.

Happiness.

I’m also starting to get the hang of this “new” video editing program. Even managed to finally figure out how to edit the volume of individual clips, and how to create fades, and all the fun stuff that used to be a little simpler to execute before. I miss a few of the weird effects Windows Movie Maker provided, but I think I was starting to rely less on those to spice up my videos as I got a bit more confident with the editing anyway. And any initial difficulty I had with figuring things out is a happy trade-off for no longer having to worry about the program crashing thirty times when I try to render a video. I think my monthly profanity stats have already dropped at least 3% since I’ve no longer had to deal with that frustration.

So the next end-of-the-month progress report video may come out looking more polished. But only a little bit. Hey, as Pete Townsend sang, “Sometimes a little is enough.”

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