Went Fishin’

August has been a pretty busy month.

I’ve had three trips out of town since seeing the Outsound New Music Summit and the Sun Ra Arkestra. During the time away, I also saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a snappy, rockabilly Taming of the Shrew at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Inspired by Kyle Bruckmann’s Pynchon piece, I read the first few chapters of Thomas Pynchon’s V — and while I can at least understand what’s going on, the book is full of references that I’m not catching; it’s stuffed with knowledge from all directions, just as Bruckmann had said.

Life should be back to normal for a few good, steady months now. I’ll be aiming to catch up on posting something about all those shows.