I recently signed up for a service that tells me more about who reads the blog. What delightfully varied social-security numbers people have! No, just kidding. In the interest of transparency I am posting some statistics. In the month of April I received 113,128 page loads, 77,440 unique visits, 50,128 first-time visits, and 27,312 returning visits. Traffic has approximately doubled in the last year. About ten or fifteen percent of readers seem to live in New York; roughly the same percentage come from outside the U.S. I've noticed hits from some sixty countries, from Argentina to Yemen. I'll be looking to expand my coverage of the new-music scene in Mauritius. Thanks to all for reading!