Having just become the beneficiary of a job layoff before the holidays, I now have plenty of extra time on my hands, and I do plan to make good use of it. Of course, I also have extreme austerity to look forward to for the near future also, but that’s another story. Here are some more plans-in-motion from me:
- I will be going back into the vocal studio soon to record myself reading from Henri Michaux’ amazing psychonaut memoir Miserable Miracle (sorry, just the English translation, for any of you who were hoping to hear my truly awful pronunciation of the French language). This is going to form a piece that I’ll be contributing to the annual Austin Noise compilation assembled by Matthew LaComette. This may form part of a larger project other than this stand-alone track, we’ll see what happens with this first salvo and go from there.
- I’m in talks now to join local Austin radio station KOOP, for my own time slot to play the most interesting sound from the fringes of human consciousness. I’m not at liberty to discuss too much beyond this, since I still have some preliminary training to get out of the way. However - I am actively encouraging and soliciting contributions for anyone who wants to appear on the show for an interview or use it as a platform to audition a new piece of work. For more on that score, take a look at my previous proposal to resurrect my Belsona Academy show that briefly played on London’s Resonance FM.
- I’ll have more regular appearances as ‘DJ Foxbat’ soon (my last, as recently as this Monday, was a completely unannounced ‘soundclash’ with multiple simultaneous DJs, and of course one of the best showings I’ve had so far…typical!)
So - yes, ‘busy’ will still remain the watchword of the day. Reiterating what I mentioned above, though, this next couple of months is going to be fairly tough as I try to find alternative sources of income with which to pay for life basics (housing, food, transportation). If you want to help, the easiest way to support me is just to purchase some of my work - I still do have personal copies remaining of “To Hear The World With New Eyes,” for example. I have done so many ‘donation drives’ in the past to help me through hard times, that I am reluctant to go down this road again and to keep nagging my terrific, loyal friends and fans. Donations are always welcome, but I prefer to give you something in honest exchange for your help, so - please see if there’s anything remaining in my web shop that you might like, or contact me personally if you feel there’s some creative service that I could offer you.