Since my last update, I’ve been giving my utmost effort to bring my classical chops up to speed with Capuzzi’s bass concerto, all the while working on solo transcriptions for electric bass and what feels like a multitude of other things. I can think of certain friends in music who moved from Fort Wayne to New York recently–only now do I truly understand how stressful the interim period of preparation can be. Try as I may, there always seems to be one more crucial piece of musical or practical knowledge that I’m missing–or at least this is the impression I get if my anxiety becomes unhinged. With 4-5 weeks left until New York, it’d be within my interest to not overexert myself. I’m doing what I can, and that’s all can be asked of me. Until next time, peace and God bless!