Hi there. My name is Casey, and I’m the proprietor of this here den of iniquity.
And I’ve got a problem.
I’m in the midst of a fallow period, creatively. Well, that’s not entirely true — the music-making continues apace, as do the dumb ideas for movies and TV shows. I’ve just not been able to write. OK, fine, that’s not true either. I write all the time. In fact, I’m in the middle of a law journal article that should serve as a grand unifying theory for music-tech-policy issues. (How cool is it that I get to write for law journals? I mean, I’m not even a lawyer.)
That’s the kind of stuff I find myself writing these days. Federal comments, legal briefs, position papers, testimony, market and policy analysis, talking points… all very wonky product, and all stuff I enjoy composing. I suppose that’s why I’m having such a hard time finding things worthy of posting here: my intellectual capacity is nearly expended. If only I was smarter and required less sleep!
I suppose I could use this site as a platform to continue my exploration of issues in the content and technology space. (Actually, sometimes I do.) But then I just feel like I’m at work, and for someone who already has a tendency to over-identify with career, that’s probably not healthy.
I could also start serving up regular political tirades. In the past, I’ve certainly done my part to keep our cupboards stocked with outrage. But living in Washington, DC and seeing the dysfunction up close has soured me on the whole game, at least temporarily. I’m sure I’ll bounce back before the campaign season begins in earnest.
I used to write about music, professionally and for pleasure. I sometimes still do, but only out of a kind of grim perseverance. It’s tough to shed aspects of yourself that were once key to your identity. What was that I said about over-identification with career?
I could write about personal matters, but that’s not what this rag is all about. This is probably as close as it gets.
Sigh. Maybe it’s time to motivate our contributors. Where did I put that goddamn cattle prod?