Wow. Apologies for the lack of any substantive update on this blog. I've been insanely busy, but in a nice way.
Some highlights from the past 2 weeks:
Being able to mix minimal techno records on a really smooth, warm soundsystem at Table 50 last week.
Finally settling in to my new job
Having one of my recently discovered labels, London's Expanding Records, send me a nice cross section of their back catalogue
Wandering around in Nashville, albeit for a mere 10 hours, most of which spent in a boardroom
Open bar scotches at the Delta crown room in Nashville, while waiting for a severely delayed flight
Flavorpill's first installment of its ongoing party series at the Guggenheim museum. The next one will be Ryan Elliot and Matt Dear in early November.
Being able to play with my Labrador in North Carolina for the past few weekends, as well as see what a damned good rugby player by brother has become.
Interviewing one of my heroes, Gilles Peterson, for a forthcoming feature in REUP.
Now, I need a bit of time to listen to the teeter-tottering stack of amazing music that greets me in tan little bubble mailers every day.
Checking out Jamie Lidell's live set tomorrow, which should be amazing. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a feature I'm doing on the one-and-only Luke Vibert early next month in Time Out New York.
Hm. Loads more, but I really need to get out of the house. Been cooped up in this rain for far too long. Hope everyone that reads this around the world is doing very well. Pop a comment in and let me know what you are feeling musicwise (or anythingwise for that matter). I love hearing it, always.