I thought it would be clever to say hello with a recent performance picture, taken by a student who was gracious enough to travel from Princeton to Long Island City to watch my Queens New Music Festival set.
There's video from that performance on my news and, um, video pages. Right now it's just "Blip-hop," but I'll have the longer piece (The Exchange) up pretty soon as well. Also, "Blip-hop" is likely not the real name of the song. Maybe "Things As They Are"? Because "Blip-hop" is kind of tech-y, and was devised before I wrote any words. Which I did on an airplane on the way to Seattle.
It's good to blog again! It's been quite awhile since I really said anything on my other blog,called Thank You Campaign, about to be buried. I'm sad/happy about that. A closing of a door, a new beginning, nostalgia for the idea that the whole crew would work together somehow, that I could instigate some giant collective enterprise. Now I fly solo. Except for everybody else.
The big question is whether blogging will replace 750 words. Which is a great idea, and which I have been doing, and which you should do, too. The other big question is whether I will really return to blogging at all. The first time it felt like there was just so much to say, with my brother being in a war, my family divided over it, my head in turmoil. I needed a valve. I don't feel the same imperative to write now, but maybe just setting out a few things every now and again will be helpful or entertaining or meaningful to someone, sometime. We'll just have to see.
The Aphex rerelease (Selected Ambient Works 2) has been spinning and spinning over here. I'm sorry to have missed it the first time around, but grateful to be getting to know it now. Don't tell my students, or bosses, that I linked to Wikipedia.
Good things are happening over here. Making records, writing the SoSI piece, getting ready for Wassaic, reengaging the old manuscript. And saying these things out loud, so to speak, committing them to print, so to speak.