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I wrote a contrafactum to rhythm changes today. Or I should say that one just occurred to the fingers of my right hand as I was playing, aft...

Monday, March 28, 2011


Going another place and then coming back gives you perspective. I gave a section of my book as a lecture at CUNY on Friday. It was interesting because I could not count on my audience (or any particular member of my audience) knowing any particular thing about Lorca, Unamuno, Zambrano. I think the talk was fine; what response I did get was positive. But I realized I needed to engage with two audiences, those who already have a reason to care and those who are just showing up because they ought to. This principle applies to writing as well as to speaking.

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