"I have four razors and a dictaphone."
— Andrey Tarkovsky, 1979
I started blogging ten years ago today, in what seemed a passing act of procrastination. Three thousand three hundred fifty posts later, I'm still at it, however sporadically. I should be offering a thoughtful retrospective, as did Kyle Gann, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Charles Downey, and Jessica Duchen upon reaching this anniversary, but work is piling up, and so I will simply give ardent thanks to all those who have followed my meanderings over the past decade. Here's a semi-random selection of favorite posts from the archive: Tiny Valhalla, Star-Spangled Wagner, Björk's Favorite Records, Chord of the curse, Ligeti's Third Quartet, Herrliche or herrlichste?, Wikileaks, music, and power, Aptest eve, Applause, Schoenberg buys a car, The Popov Discontinuity, Vivaldi in Antarctica, Fanfare for the Royal Wedding, Benchmark and Send, David Raksin, Full fathom nine, For Peter Lieberson, Deep River.