* I'm in conversations with an interested publisher. * I'm getting feedback from some very generous Discordian figures who have lent me their time and expertise. * One day before I'm dead and buried you actually will be able to buy my book. * Si Nos Organiamos is happening - but is a lower priority and will probably be transcribed over the Christmas holidays. * I will be performing poetry at selected venues within the next six months.
Waiting is a frustrating game, but it’s the one I’m playing. With minimal changes, (mostly pertaining to your friend and humble narrator’s spelling and grammar) the Chasing Eris manuscript at the end of 2015 looks suspiciously similar to the Chasing Eris manuscript at the start of 2015.
Wheels are turning, however. The process of publishing is in early steps, but we are getting somewhere. Meanwhile, I’m going to throw out a series of chapters that didn’t quite make it (and with a planned chapter list of 23 following and an original haul of 89 chapters, there’s a few of those) through various avenues, hopefully with a haul of one a month. So there’ll be some sprinkles on our 2016 ice-cream.
When I’m not spending hours painstakingly transcribing low quality audio onto a laptop, I actually have the attention span of a gnat, so while Eris bubbles away in the background, a new project comes into the foreground. When I traveled to Argentina in 2013 I met a few people who I interviewed for Eris including Kokote Multiversal and Rita Gonzales. You can see an article I wrote about meeting these excellent people here.
I won’t go into it in detail here (the article above does that) but in short, the Underground music scene of Buenos Aires has its own egregore of amazing stories. I remember mentioning offhand to a friend that nearly every chapter I put out could have been its own book, such were the CALIBER and complexity of the people I interviewed and their lives. Of the chapters-that-could-be-a-book, none were so enticing to me as the story of the Argentine underground.
With a working title of ‘Si Nos Organizamos,’ this should be a complex and uncanny exploration of the Buenos Aires musical ‘Under,’ how it came to be, and where its future lies.
I’ll be tweeting more from my @placiddingo Twitter handle for both projects if you’d like to follow me there, and you can follow my progress on Si Nos Organizamos HERE.