September 3rd, 2009

full life

Catching up

The first sentence of this post was "Finally, some breathing room," and then as I was in the middle of the second sentence I got handed some work. 

Anyway.  The point is, the last month has been a whirlwind.  Work has been absolutely crazy; all of my lawyers are busy with cases at the same time, which means that by the time I get home I'm totally shredded.  And on the music side, I played 4 shows, which doesn't necessarily sound like much except that it's 4 more shows than I'd played in about 3 years; the shows went pretty well, and I made a little bit of money, which is all going towards helping pay off the keyboard.  There's more to be said about one of the projects I'm working on, but I can't quite talk about that yet.

Obviously, I never got around to writing the Infinite Jest screenplay.  

I've been so busy that I haven't really been able to listen to any music strictly for pleasure; I was mostly cramming songs in to learn for shows.  This will change next week when the Beatles Box Set lands in my greedy paws.  The new Mew is pretty great, but probably only if you already like Mew; the Lee Fields & the Expressions record is very, very good; I've been loving the new Dodos.  And the new Patton Oswalt album is good, though perhaps not as straight-up brilliant as the 2nd one.

I've read a few books.  Finished the new Pynchon, which was enjoyable but forgettable.  Finished "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and just started reading the sequel yesterday - they're interesting but problematic.  Read Ron Currie, Jr.'s "God Is Dead", which is haunting and beautiful. 

I'm still wondering what to do about blogging.  Clearly my heart isn't in it anymore, at least not the way it used to be, here at LJ.  I post stupid links at Facebook and make oblique statements on Twitter.  I set up a tumblr account a little while ago but all that's doing is aggregating everything else, and there really hasn't been much.  I was all set to write and record a new solo album, and document the process on my vox site, but then I got sidetracked with the Ali Hoffman project and that's really taken up most of my time. 

So.  Lots to ponder. 

Hope all is well with you and yours.