When I started up patrickcostello.org, the hope was that the users of the site would wind up taking over.
That has not happened, and with the hosting fee nearing renewal in the spring, it is starting to look like my idea for the archives is not going to work out.
So, there will be some changes to patrickcostello.org in a few months. Simultaneously, the YouTube channel is open. Go nuts.
I am also working on something for our Patreon sponsors. Just moving slower than I would like. My mind can envision so much, and I have the will to make it happen. Alas, my body is slowly turning into one of those road crews where five union guys leaving on shovels while the one person that works is currently out getting donuts.
The cold February weather has my arthritis going to beat the band. Some nights the arthritis, neuropathy, and migraine trio plays jazz on my frame, leaving me unable to even sleep for a few days straight. That sets off the epilepsy I also deal with. I fell the other day and somehow managed to land my entire body weight directly onto the tip of my left index finger.
I did not break, thank God, but I am not ashamed to admit that I cried a bit.
The good news is that I am seeing a specialist in neuropathy pain on Friday. Once we get my pain managed better, I will be able to start hitting some projects Dear Old Dad and I have in the works.
The electric banjo is a marvel. I am adapting my EMG acoustic banjo pickup to fit my Somerset. Once I can compare solid-body, acoustic-electric, and acoustic banjos side-by-side, I will be starting up the Eclectic Electric Banjo workshop series. I am trying to set this up to be accessible to every budget, right down tot eh amps. More soon.
In other news, I volunteered to compose a banjo tune for a short animated film. I have a composition written. I’ll be sending her a rough track today or tomorrow for the go-ahead or think-again. After that, we’ll go back and forth to work on the beats until I do the final recording. I hope it works out. It’s a cool project, and the artist has a great design for the characters. I’ll keep you posted.