Monday, April 09, 2007

Where the hell have you been?

Ok, so I've managed to keep the blog about as regular as my Grandmother after a particularly heavy curry...

My apologies for this. The main reason has just been a lack of time. you've heard it from me before, but I'll beg for your sympathy again. I work sixty-plus hours a week in a very stressful job that I hate (but I hope to rectify this situation soon). I also run a record label, which has recently given birth to its third offspring, and this along with keeping going with audition takes up a lot of my spare time and energy. Balancing all of these things around maintaining a relationship with my good lady Julie is a continual challenge, and this blog has been the bit allowed to slip.

audition is now taking a much deserved three month hiatus, to return in July. For those that have not listened to Alastair and myself talking rubbish before you can download mp3s from the link on the left.
What else have I been up to? Well not a great deal. I've attended a good few concerts, which you can view by clicking the Concerts Attended link top left, and have only managed one piece of new music writing, a lengthy review of Radu Malfatti's recent output that can be found here:

Last weekend I made it back to Dublin for the exceptionally good i and e festival, a write up is in progress and will appear here soon. this last Easter weekend I've had four days at home sorting out my life a little and listening to massive amounts of music, much of which has been in a contemprary composition vein, some thoughts on that here soon too.

I promise to do my best to keep the blog up to date more frequently over coming months, but we'll see how it goes.

4 comments:

Brian Olewnick said...

See, you need to find a job that's both excruciatingly boring and allows you plenty of time to post stuff. Happily, I've become an expert in that fine art....

So what's the latest on the MIMEO?

Richard Pinnell said...

Sheesh it doesn't matter what I do, all anyone wants to know is where's the MIMEO!? Well at least that bodes well on the sales front....

Well as I posted at the Cathnor site when I updated it yesterday (hint, hint:) I hope to have it out for early May. It took a while to sort the sleeve design, which is pretty amazing when you consider there actually isn't any design... but issues are now resolved and we are underway.

Brian Olewnick said...

Hey, what about the MIMEO disc?....

I was kicking myself for not getting the verbal double entendre of the title until told by Keith....

Richard Pinnell said...

Yeah the title is one of the few good thinsg to come out of the infamous MIMEO email chains... Cy Twombly was shortened to Cy T as an abbreviation that then became Sight...