2 Sept 2010

She sat like Patience on a monument,

Smiling at grief. Was not this love, indeed?

We men may say more, swear more: but, indeed,

Our shows are more than will; for still we prove

Much in our vows, but little in our love.

~Shakespeare in Twelfth Night

One of the more pressing issues in musicians’ lives right now is how to make a living in a post-corporate music industry. This week the Bard has been examining alternative models of music distribution, which complements the articles on alternative forms of performance, touring, recording, marketing that the Bard has been providing from the beginning.

Check out the recently revived Chronicles of Cruiscin Lan, complete with a new Middle Eastern character in the form of Arabian brood mare Habibah Noor.

The Radio StarDust Jazz Orchestra is still cranking out musical wonders that amaze even us. Latest song is a sad-yet-triumphant tribute to saxophonist Lester Young, the inimitable who nonetheless commands imitation. Channelling Billie Holliday lead to some surprising shifts.

Sugar Puss, please come home– the triumvirate is now a wobbly tripod with a missing leg.

Gregor’s Bed
Creative Commons and Art Libre
— Wanda Waterman St. Louis Vol. 18 Iss. 39 2010-10-01

Chronicles of Cruiscin Lan — Wanda Waterman St. Louis Vol. 18 Iss. 39 2010-10-01

The Mindful Bard
— Wanda Waterman St. Louis Vol. 18 Iss. 39 2010-10-01

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