Well, I see Chamber Music America is having its annual conference in the Center of the Universe this week, beginning on Thursday. I wasn’t invited this year. Last year, Alex Shapiro and Drew McManus and I did a dynamite panel on blogging to an SRO room. Alex and Drew were wonderful and, frankly, I thought I was pretty damned clever but three or four people complained on their evaluation sheets that I had said rude things about our esteemed President. Or, maybe, it was the part where I took a picture of the room and said I had been asked to do so by the National Security Agency. Kind of thing that has kept me out of the big time.
Who wants to review a new Charlemagne Palestine recording? Don’t say yes if you’ve been a disappointment to me already.
I was reading my copy of pinknews.uk this morning and came across this story about the forthcoming civil partnership ceremony of the composer Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies and his partner, Colin Parkinson.