Reasons for not blogging lately:
1) I got bored writing all the ranting and raving stuff about politicians in general and Republicans in particular. I was all worked up, and for what? So I could tell people that Republicans are shitheads and that I was mad about it? That politicians are pretty much all liars? That the US has an oligarchy disguised as a pretend democracy? It’s all self-evident, and I have better things to do. Enough.
I can manage to write about other stuff, I think. We’ll see.
2) I’m touring again (Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland) at the end of March 2010 into April. I’ve been revamping my set and the music in it, and that’s taking me a whole lot of time and effort, because I’m not using the same equipment now; the superfine folks at Dubspot generously arranged for me to receive a tutorial on the Akai APC40 from DJ Kiva, and then hooked me up with an APC of my own. That’s the extremely good news.
The time-intensive part of this excellent arrangement is that now I have to deconstruct all the music I want to play so I can approach it in the proper manner, and re-learn Ableton while I do it because using the APC40 (which I also have to learn), necessitates using the software very differently from the way I’ve used it in the past. Rather like learning an instrument. No time to rant and rave about politics, or anything else.
3) I’ve entered into what I feel will be a productive creative arrangement with the talented mob at Duotone Audio in Tribeca. I’ll be running through their vast archives, cutting and pasting and mixing and giggling. My man opp hooked this up, and big, big thanks to him.
That’s why I haven’t been blogging lately. In case you were wondering.