That’s me on the right with some of my museum colleagues playing the gamelan, which was installed in an exhibition. This was my first time playing the gamelan since I was a member of the nascent Pitt Gamelan Ensemble in the fall of 1996, when I was a grad student at the University of Pittsburgh and the Ensemble was a class taught by a grad student and before it became what it is today. I tried looking for any record of that class or the performance we did in December of 1996 at Heinz Chapel, but it seems to have been erased from history. Continue reading “2017 in Review in Music”
Fifty-six blog posts published so far this year
Number one, most-read blog post: Review of Justin Cronin’s “City of Mirrors”
Number one, most-watched videos: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s “Can’t Help Myself” from the Guggenheim Museum
Two poems published: “That Day in Assisi” and “For Your Own Safety”
One short story published: “Auntie Lovely Says Goodbye”
Two countries visited: Guatemala, South Korea
Twenty-four books read
Twenty-one seconds: Best completion time of the NYTimes mini puzzle
Participation Award: La Tortilla Cooking School, Antigua, Guatemala
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.
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