Monday, July 27, 2009
Any Techies Out There?
I know I've been somewhat neglectful of posting regularly on this here blog, but it's been a busy summer for me. After being unemployed most of the first five months of this year, I'm now in the position of having three part-time jobs in order to make ends meet. Yeah, it sucks, but what can I do? Well, at least I've got a bit of a cash flow to enable me to buy more records and CDs to post on Record Fiend. Obviously, the frequency of my posts will continue to be sporadic, but at least I will continue to have new items to upload for your listening pleasure.
One thing I have been working on over the last couple of months are some articles based on interviews I conducted with the world's greatest living oud player John Berberian after I saw him in concert in Worcester, Massachusetts back in April. One article will appear in one of my all-time favorite publications, Ugly Things, early next year, issue number 30 to be exact. I'm trying to get the other, shorter piece published in another periodical. While the proposal was approved, I'm awaiting word on whether or not the final product will be published. Both will be written under a nom de plume, of course.
Oh, yeah... the title of this post. I noticed earlier this month that the "Search Blog" function no longer seems to work here. The problem does not seem to be an isolated incident based on what I've been reading on Google forums and such. I contacted the proper authorities about it. Hopefully, Google/Blogger will rectify the situation, but I still wouldn't mind receiving suggestions on how to deal with this malfunction from other sources. Has this problem affected anyone else's blog out there? Can any more technically astute, computer-friendly types who might follow Record Fiend impart any sage advice upon me how to fix this problem?
Finally, props to the north star grassman and Ascending Currents for posting during my absence.