My my. A year to the day.
Over the past few weeks I've been feeling unwell and consequently reflecting on the amount I have achieved and what it is I want to give my energies to next. Thankfully, one of the things I have been able to do - in between bouts of tiredness and muscle-ache - is to revisit some of my earlier works and pick up on some of the threads found therein.
My next plans for SoGG (more of which later) involve another round of gtr recordings but I'll have to wait for my physical health to return before I can do this. Also as I have been concentrating on this for a few months now, I have felt a break from it would be useful.
So, to cut a long story short, I began a new web area, modelled on the SoGG one, called 'Books In Sound And Light' (a title I have had in mind for some time). The purpose of this new site* is to allow me to think through ideas for bookworks and how to present them.
In turn, this has led to the development of the following over the past couple of weeks:
• 'A Book of Hot Coals' from a planned set of online books, based on some improvisations I did in Adobe Director after after 'Kiss Cuts'.
• 'mourHu' - a book for print, in the spirit of Alembic Books, my imprint in the 1990s
• 'PR's Album' - A printed version of this blog, 2004-11 (via Blog2print)
It has been the preparation of the latter and subsequent the re-reading of parts of this blog that has persuaded me to continue here. I had been wondering whether to begin afresh, to give the opportunity for a new kind of authorial voice, now that this blog has been running for several years; I delayed the decision which has amounted to indecision (and no entries). Another reason for the blank pages has been my focus on SoGG and its attendant interactive notebook.
However I do feel I've kind of set up camp here so that a change doesn't feel right at this time, especially as this blog has generated a new bookwork ;-)
So (once again, on this Friday 13th - a lucky day for me):
* Currently BiSaL is an area within paulramsay.co.uk but I am considering making it a separate site.