March came and went, and now I find myself defending my dissertation in four days. It’s been a long road, since first coming here in 2004, and a lot of crazy shit has happened, but I’m finally graduating, finally finishing this educational path. It certainly has solidified this ethno-type of work as something I greatly enjoy and look forward to continuing in the years to come.
I’m booked and ready to head out to Montreal in mid-May for the Kinetik 4.0 festival. There will be lost of music, dancing, and plenty of interviews. After that I’ll be heading out to the mountains of Albuquerque to spend time with Travis, the founder of Human Skab, and shoot some additional footage for the documentary that we hope to finish within the next year.
Graduation is on April 30, at 2 PM. Should be interesting.
In other news, I’m still reading The Walking Dead, and the latest issue was completely fucked. I didn’t see that coming at all. I’ve also picked up the trade paperbacks for Alan Moore’s Promethea, which has started off promisingly. I also finally closed my PBP forums, and started creating a wikidot site to archive my campaign setting. I should likely post about that in the near future.
I am looking for jobs now in the ethnomusicology market, and hope a prospect opens up soon. That is all I have to update, really. I have spent a great deal of time immersed in my dissertation work, and now that I am finished, I have to get back into some other media while I prep for my upcoming projects.