Two things that randomly popped up:
1. Back when I did the Eckhart-Grammate tour, I was interviewed by a reporter from Artscape magazine, a monthly magazine about the arts from my beautiful hometown of London, Ontario. After doing the interview I heard nothing about it, and sort of assumed that it had been cut or just never published for some reason.
Well, if you plunge very deeply into the Google results for my name like I did a few weeks ago in search of other possible reviews of I Puritani, you might find that it was published after all. It’s a pdf – it doesn’t appear to be available in any other format – so if you really want to read it scroll down to page 30. Anyway, I don’t think I came off as moronically as I generally do in the press, so it’s a plus.
2. In 2005 I recorded a piece called “Chants convergeants” (by Gilles Tremblay) for the CBC. It’s an awesome piece – I had to learn to sing quartertones for it – and it was scheduled to be broadcast on a programme called “Two New Hours” that fall.
That was the summer the CBC went on strike. By the time they got back to work, Chants Convergeants was indefinitely pre-empted, and then Two New Hours was cancelled.
Last night at 11:30 or so I opened Tweetdeck and saw this:
The CBC website being that irritating combination of overly informative and totally lacking in relevant information, it took me a while to find out what for…and it was Chants Convergeants. Of course, it was too late to listen to it. If it pops up in the podcast version I’ll post a link.
Anyway. Two little bits of the dead past popping up alive again.