The American paperback of my book Listen to This arrives in stores this week. The new edition includes my recent essay about John Cage; the audio guide has been updated accordingly. Here again is the video we made for the initial release for the book last year, featuring Ethan Iverson, Tyondai Braxton, and Rebecca Ringle. The UK paperback is already out. On Thursday of this week, I will give a lunchtime talk at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca — a visually enhanced version of my "Chacona" lecture. On Nov. 3, I'll speak at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin; on Nov. 8 I'll read at Powerhouse in Brooklyn; and on Nov. 16 I'll appear at Boston College. A little later in the fall, I might bother you with news of a couple of events dramatizing the release of Best Music Writing 2011, which I co-edited with Daphne Carr. There may be Denk.