Back from TiNA, it was a big old push on the RESET button. Am enjoying not doing ANYTHING except seeing The Bird on saturday night for the first time in so fucking long, and then starting full-time on the Shackleton Project, a multi-university project spanning 5 cities in Canada, USA, France and here, inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Get to work with Erik Sanko (The Lounge Lizards, Skeleton Key, John Cale, Yoko Ono, Jim Carroll, They Might Be Giants, The Melvins, James Chance and the Contortions, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) who now makes the marionettes featured in this show. Just to talk to him about his musical life will blow my head off my shoulders. Also hopefully adapt and rework some stuff by the Kronos Quartet. Maybe. Still not sure how it’s going to pan out, but it’s going to rule the next month of my life.