Continually experimenting with new ideas and techniques — Reconstructing, Developing, Modernising.
A new year. Between Christmas and the new year I had a relaxing, computer-free, vacation in the relative warmth of Tucson, and that has recharged my enthusiasm for doing things a little differently this year.
The piles of Christmas cards are a guide to a plan I have to write a paper letter to various people over the course of the year. I hope the recipients get as much pleasure from an unexpected letter as I do and I hope that writing to people gives me another way to look at what I’m doing.
In the mean time I have chewed through a load of low grade fiction, and read Stewart Copeland’s book, and am re-reading Pragmatic Thinking and Learning.
It’s interesting to see how various drummers (specifically Bill Bruford and Stewart Copeland) regard jazz!