Technically, it’s probably safe to say that here on the Mid-Atlantic coast we experienced spring for most of winter, but even so, it was a very nice thing to throw open the windows this week, and putter around the house in shorts and flip-flops—the first sockless days of spring are very exciting! To add to this annual bit of exuberance, yesterday brought the confluence of Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby and SUPERMOON. What does one drink on such a day? Bourbon? Tequila? Tang?! Hmmm.
Life is a little nutty right now (this happens in the final throes of a big composition) so I can’t write much, but I wanted to alert you to some concerts and other fun things! Next Sunday, May 13th, there will be two performances of my work in New York (by hotshot musicians, on interesting and varied programs), and while I am not able to attend either because I will be in Seattle (a good problem to have), you should definitely consider checking them out. They are even spaced appropriately so that one could spend the afternoon in Queens, and then visit Manhattan in the evening.
Also, to further bask in the arrival of spring I made you a mixtape! This is one of my favorite things to do—I used to make them around New Year’s for friends and family, but now I get to do it on a semi-regular basis for everyone! Download and enjoy!
Assorted other happy things:
Although I haven’t really jumped on board the whole tumblr thing yet, this one is hilarious!
Newsletters that arrive every Sunday from this website never fail to deliver inspiration.