Today I am commemorating the loss of guitarist Duane Allman who died in a motorcycle accident on this date in 1971. Also on this date in 1929, the New York Stock exchange crashed, marking the beginning of the Great Depression. On October 29th, 1969 a judge ordered Chicago Eight defendant Bobby Seale gagged and chained to his chair during his trial for conspiracy to cause a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
I retitled my short story The Message to … Vespers. I recorded audio of Vespers yesterday and am completing preliminary sound design. Hope to have text and audio off to readers by mid-week.
And I am genuinely excited at the pieces of writing I’ve secured permission to adapt to audio for the winter edition of My Audio Universe … looking forward to producing excellent writing gleaned from literary magazines high and low. A literary magazine of sound has a future.
Reading journal notes: Over the past two days I read the Tennessee Williams short story Rubio y Morena from the collection of his stories Hard Candy. Read a Harlan Ellison short story How’s the Nightlife in Cissalda. Read the Borges essay about Billy the Kid- The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan. Loved the Shirley Jackson short story – Dorothy and My Grandmother and the Sailors. And I do not have to read much of John Cheevers’ journals to elicit a long journal entry. Finally, read two chapters from Sound Design by David Sonnenshein, a book about film sound but a rich read for a short audio fiction producer. Around the edges read October Harpers and a half dozen short pieces of fiction in online journals.
The worst part is waiting.