Monday, April 16, 2007

long time no see



Pediocactus simpsonii in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains, near Tesuque, NM.
It's right there, under the pine cone. The top one has 15 flower buds; the shiny object to the lower left is a quarter for scale.

Yesterday was the first day in a while that fell on a weekend and was suitable for heading out into the mountains. At least we didn't get 8 inches of rain. My sympathies to our east coast readers.

Thanks to all who stopped by and downloaded the Duology files. The usual post-event wasteland syndrome (pews) has set in out here in the Rockies. It's as if all my musician friends have gone to law school or had major surgery. (which is worse?) Actually, Ruth Zaporah and I will be setting up a monthly series of improvisational performance events here, I think. Monthly might be far too frequent, however, given the lack of staying power of the typical Santa Fe audience.

I'm in another one of those periods where I'm sick of music. Sick of people writing about it anyway. The great conversation on the internet also involves encountering arrogance, quibbling, oneupmanship (is that a word?) and all sorts of bizarre posturing. There's still fresh and engaging (and sometimes disturbing) stuff such as Stanley Zappa's site
and Chris Rich's refreshing blasts, etc. But I haven't had time to really engage and when I hurry, the cumulative effect is one of only picking up on the annoying or benighted comments (such as a few of the comments on the Larry Young post at Destination Out).

2 comments:

the improvising guitarist said...

Monthly might be far too frequent, however, given the lack of staying power of the typical Santa Fe audience.

Maybe, but in my experience, audiences tend to turn up to these events if there’s a regular (same time, same place) spot. But however it works out, good luck.

S, tig

Dan said...

I know the feeling well Peter...

There are some good shows coming up at the Albequerque Outpost space aren't there? I know Roscoe Mitchell is playing, I ran into Corey Wilkes the other day and he'll be down there with him in May.

Love the cacti content, as usual.