Music: A Cure for Modern Day Complexity

Go check your email.

Can’t do it? Maybe the SMTP server is down. Call ’em up and find out. Search for their number and find it if you’re lucky. Go through the voicemail maze and finally leave a message in the cavernous void that is otftimes Tech Support.

Oh, and don’t forget to take the camera with you today. What!? It won’t work? What’s wrong with it? Now you’ll have to figure out what to do with it. Kind of like when your main desktop PC turned belly up last year and left you blue and miserable. Sounds like the making of a good blues song here: “My PC left me disconnected… it don’t love me anymore…”

Modern life, with its’ ever-changing information technology (IT) industry, can be so complex!

How refreshing to have something else like music that isn’t (necessarily) complex. Compared to IT, it’s a very static entity and that can be very inviting; like eating some sour after you’ve had too much sweets. It’s a sure cure for what fails us from time to time in the IT world.

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About Phill Gibson

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Systems Engineer and part-time banjo and mandolin instructor. I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play Scruggs and melodic and am working on becoming more advanced with single string. I'm also working on 4-finger banjo, which is way off the beaten path. I would like to see more jazz techniques integrated into bluegrass situations; counterpoint, especially. So long-term, that's what I'm doing. I'm also very keen on astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, christian homeschooling, martial arts, organic gardening and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.
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