And they have monkeys.
Blog posts did show up here while I was gone, because I wrote them in advance. But then, when I got back, I had to scramble to keep up, and needed attention for things other than this blog.
Triage! It’s a way of life.
But here are some things on my mind right now. First, my Juilliard course, where I’m about to teach two classes (one this week, one next) on pop music. Fodder for the discussion that’s been roiling in the comments here. Note the assignment I gave the students for this week, to listen to seven pop songs, and tell me in class why they are or aren’t art. Follow the link above, and try it yourself!
Next week we’ll talk about pop music as commerce. Is it only that? (No way.)
That’s me on Barbados, looking so serious!