For those who have been asking...
No, I haven't fallen off the planet. I just haven't been able to justify taking time to mess with the blog lately. I see I'm about 400 e-mails behind, and I'm not eager to get into those now either. If I haven't responded to you, it's nothing personal. I'm working on getting some other folks to contribute here, at least until the spring. Until then I should be working on my dissertation and trying to secure a job.
No music plans on my agenda right now other than Sufjan at the Fox. I appreciate the offers and show announcements that come my way, but don't be surprised if you don't see me out in town much right now. Hope everyone is doing well, and good luck to the students out there with the new academic year!
Further updates will probably come when the new contributors come on board.