Today is our anniversary proper. I worked from home, because I had to edit a Kronos Quartet podcast interview on net neutrality. Brooke soldiered into the office for another day of kicking ass for media access.
Next Thursday, Mark and I head to Salt Lake City to perform at the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States conference. I think I’m ready.
We’re now in the negotiating phase of the home-buying process. The sellers seem somewhat ignorant of current market conditions, so we’re giving them time to adjust to reality. I’m sure it isn’t pleasant to discover (through comps) that your house’s appraised worth is 20 grand less than your asking price. Hey, I didn’t pop the real estate bubble.
Billy Bragg wrote an interesting Op Ed in the New York Times about how musicians need to be compensated in the brave new digital world. He uses the AOL acquisition of social network-based music service Bebo as his hook. But it’s about so much more.
Speaking of mergers and acquisitions, it looks like XM and Sirius are finally allowed to consummate their extra-terrestrial relationship. I know I’m usually Mr. Competition in the Marketplace, but I really have no opinion either way about this. Maybe because there isn’t much of a market for satellite radio. At least not at the moment.
Gotta remix one more track on my damn album. But I doubt I’ll get to it this week.
Anyone seen Jebson? I think he’s lost somewhere in Italy.