pausing in a minor key

Things are starting to return to normal…where normal means a lot of schoolwork, as opposed to an impossible amount of schoolwork.  Some quick hits, then:

– A short piano piece I wrote last year was played by Xenia Pestova at Open Sound West in November.  I am eternally in her debt.

– My friend Bethi is a genius.  She’s been posting a song a day for all of November, all of which are brilliant, heartfelt, hilarious, or all of the above.

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, is essential reading for anyone interested in dance music in the slightest.  And the charts!  There are charts!  I must hear them all.

– I’m playing at Dub Riddims 4 on December 12th at Sunset – first as half of ITERATE, and then playing one of the strangest (and I think best) DJ sets I’ve ever concocted.  Come down and see, do.

– Watched Ghost In The Shell again, and was struck very hard by the questions it was asking about memory and humanity.  As “the net” becomes more vast and more limitless, cyberpunk works become more and more prescient.