Monday, January 14. 2008
No jazz prospecting to report this week. Jazz CG #15 is in the Village Voice's court. Don't know when they'll run it. I imagine that they are overwhelmed at present trying to pull the Pazz & Jop poll together. I'm not sure when that's coming out either. I regret missing their deadline for comments, but there's been not nearly enough time for that. I'd still like to do a year-end comment piece, if only to weigh in on how much 2007 sucked. As it is, I haven't frozen my 2007 list yet, which is one of my world's signs that the year has ended. Maybe tomorrow: I'm just putting the finishing touches on my last Recycled Goods column, and I'm thinking I'll tack a year-end list onto it.
Jazz prospecting should be back next week. By then I will have worked through my transitional paperwork. Recycled Goods will be done. Hopefully I'll start to get over 2007. And I can start to delve into the pile of new 2008 advances that I haven't touched yet. Meanwhile, I'll post another collection of snap judgments based on 2007 downloads from Rhapsody. And maybe some year-end notes and resolutions.