“You may scold a carpenter who has made you a bad table, though you cannot make a table. It is not your trade to make tables.” — Samuel Johnson.
I managed to get my photo on my Twitter account.
Lots of support still coming in (thanks). Today I heard from a number of music critic colleagues. It’s a wonderful fraternity (with female members).
Thanks for all the offers to freelance. I freelanced for many years at the L.A. Times and elsewhere. Right now, I’m pursuing something more secure, with benefits, but I won’t say never.
What if I could make this site work? Hmmm.
I’m very excited by the news that my friend and colleague Tim Page has edited another volume of the writings of Virgil Thomson for Library of America. It will include his “sassy” first hardcover “The State of Music,” his autobiography, selections from other books and some 150 (!) pages of uncollected articles, many of them originally published in The New York Review of Books. It’s due in late August.
I should stop numbering these things.
Stop numbering, but don’t stop posting. You are a very good writer and have too much knowledge not to share.
Maybe find a literary agent and write an unauthorized biography of Maestro Dudamel, or ‘Salonen: The Real Story’, or perhaps ‘Stravinsky Noir: The L.A. Years’?