While current postings have been slow, it’s not for lack of effort, just for lack of finishing! There’s lots in the works; reviews of new CDs from New Amsterdam; a post dedicated solely to Animal Collective; almost-live blogging from the Robert Ashley festival and Focus! 2009 at Juilliard; the occasional bleg; and . . . I may start writing a book, which will mean the usual rumination here In the meantime, here’s something to look forward to for all you New Yorkers.