Dundee

I realise I have not updated the blog since I got here: there was the flurry of grading and then my birthday and all kinds of weird stuff called relaxing that was happening. So here are some random snapshots of the toon that you may have glimpsed if you follow me on social media: More to…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Dreaming as a Musical Practice

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Today’s entry by Lys Guillorn, singer-songwriter and all around great gal, can be found at her website. Here’s a taste: I trust my dreams to reveal aspects of reality that I can’t access in waking life. The shuffle of influences,…

Salem: It’s Alive

I finally joined my gals’ annual Salem jaunt. A tough time of year for me to get away, but I promised them this year I would go. We had a lot of fun and good eats, and there was a fantastic exhibit on at the Peabody. More pics on the ‘book.

NYC with the QoE

Spring break has mostly been work but I did manage to make another escape to spend the day with the fabulous Stephanie down in the city. Just before another collaboration escapes on Monday, Respectable Horror, which I edited and she supplied the wonderful cover art featuring cover model Poppy. She’s not just skin and bones…

Holidaze & News

You may guess from the infrequency of posts that I am extremely busy. But I have found time to enjoy myself, too. Pleased that the lovely QoE was able to visit and hang around Hipsterville AKA Hudson for the day. We had a lovely time plotting, planning and laughing. Flint and Steel, baby! Then there…

City Pirates

Last week Bertie and I headed down to the city to see The Pirates of Penzance at City Center. He had meetings so we really just ran down for dinner and the show, but the nice thing is you can do that from here. As always, click the pictures to embiggen.

New Orleans & PCA

It’s true that PCA seems to end up in New Orleans a lot. It’s also true that it comes at a kind of awkward point in the semester — just before Easter. We always have our break much earlier, though there is the extra Monday off because we’re no longer a Catholic institution even though…

Music Not to Miss

Give the gift of music this holiday season (or all year long!) Some suggestions: VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT – 1979NOW! I was sold on the packaging before I heard the first note. Of course I’ve been sold on Godard for ages but this is such a bright swinging disc that it hasn’t been out…

Cheese & Pirates

What do cheese and pirates have in common? Both are salty! Okay, maybe that’s not a very good joke. Sue me! I don’t know why cheese and pockets and pirates became so important to The Mangrove Legacy but as I go through the line edits for the new edition (yes, I know it was edited…