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Back to the blog. Because I need something to do on the days I can’t squeeze any words out for my actual dissertation.

I’m heading into the homestretch now, having passed all the exams and achieved candidacy; now I’m writing. I’ve happened almost by accident upon a really good topic that’s only a spit away from the one I initially wanted to do but gave up because the only faculty member who knew what the hell I was talking about left for a different school. And now I’ve circled back around to it…and discovered that doing it from this angle, rather than the one I was trying before, will itself open doorways to eventually making my original topic more palatable to musicians in general. Because new ways to analyze music are always going to be interesting, and performance nerds can relate to them.

So we’ll see what happens. I’m excited. Which I probably won’t be able to say in about 2 months, but I’ll take it for now.

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