Today I went to lunch with contestant #1 in the Great Quest for a New Faculty Member (from now on called simply Great Quest, or GQ).
He seemed like a very smart fellow, studying Rachmaninov and other Russian composers and their reception in historiography through time. But the cool thing was I totally could keep up with him in a conversation. He asked lots of questions about my thesis and it was awesome.
I didn't do much else today, research- or musicology-wise.
I did finish my project for 410 on Female DJs. I won't have to present until Wednesday, though. Which means I wasted a lot of stress and energy for nothing. I'll probably share some of my thoughts on that project in a later post (or not...).
I'm also reading part of a new book that features Pauline. The book is about earth and its relationship with art. I'll tell you more once I get into it.