Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Fact and the Matter

The fact of the matter is.... I have been reading a ton. A TON!!! I just haven't been good about blogging it. And I got really busy. I mean, since I last wrote, I directed an Opera at CalArts, took a play I wrote (Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First) and my band (The Evangenitals) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and have been touring extensively with the World's Premier Johnny Cash Tribute Band (Cash'd Out) singing the June Carter parts in their stage show all over America.

And STILL... I've been reading a ton of stuff! Cover to cover!!!

Here's a quick review of a few of the things that I have read lately:

In preparation for taking the play to Edinburgh, I re-read Unamuno's "Our Lord Don Quixote"... one of my all-time favorite books in the whole wide friggin' world.

I also read:

Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being
followed by Anna Karenina
followed by Rasputin: The Last Word
followed by Brewsie and Willie
followed by The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics

I'm currently reading David Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress, which is awesome so far.

In other news... I'm learning to sight read bass clef, so that's kinda reading as well, no?

Just wanted to assure you all that I'm still trudging away over here...

Will be trying to check in more frequently.

Apologies & Amor,