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Attention Vancouver Infidels

I will be in town through New Year's Day.

Michael David Crawford, Baritone,

December 27, 2007

Copyright © 2007 Michael David Crawford. All Rights Reserved.

This diary goes out to lonelyhobo. Don't ever let it be said that MC didn't come through for a friend in need.

I will be visiting Vancouver, British Columbia from tomorrow (Friday) evening through the morning of the first. If you'd like to meet for coffee or a beer, drop me a line at mdcrawford@gmail.com and you'll be able to claim your free compact disc of my album Geometric Visions: The Rough Draft.

Autographed, of course.

In other news, today I delivered fifty CDs (autographed, of course) to CD Baby in Portland, Oregon. Not for them to sell, but for their employees to have and enjoy.

Christmas with Mom and Aunt Peggy was really nice. I hadn't been home for Christmas in years, having been spending it in Canada.

Just now I bought tire chains for my car. At first I wasn't going to get them, as no one I know in Canada uses them, and I'm used to driving in snow.

But mom tells me that they've been ticketing people for not carrying chains through the passes, and if the road does get snowed on heavily, they won't let me through without chains.

Bonita gave me two gifts that I greatly enjoy: Oliver Sacks' new book Musicophilia, and a Palm Z22. I'm really getting into the Palm, despite having had some difficulty writing the letter "i" and the "#" sign.

I've only read a few pages of Sacks' book, but it looks like he'll be considering many of the same questions I do in I Have So Many Questions About Music.

I had intended to burn and label lots of CDs to hand out on my trip, but didn't have time. On the night before I left, after the stores had all closed, I discovered I was out of black ink.

But I found a solution: since I was driving my car, I could bring the whole works with me to my mother's house. And that I did. Last night I sat up late burning and labeling the CDs for CD Baby.

Tonight I'll make another fifty to pass out in Vancouver.

Oh, and I did have some CDs ready to go when I left home. I gave them out on the way to gas station attendants, waitresses, and a tollbooth operator.

Just one woman wouldn't accept one. When I insisted that it really was free, no questions asked, she still wouldn't take it.

"Do you mind if I ask why?" I said.

"I just don't accept gifts from people I don't know."

"Fair enough," I said, and drove on.

Seeing how I had lots of room in my car, I also brought my keyboard and speakers, and played a little concert for mom and Aunt Peggy on Christmas Day. I won't be bringing it to Vancouver, though, as I'm concerned it would get the customs agent all excited.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some CDs to burn.

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