Aloha ‘Oe

Jonathan Bellman

Apologies for the lack of blogging.  The semester was a punishing one (papers, performances), and the END of said semester even more punishing, in terms of grading and so on.  Since then, I’ve been doing program notes for a couple of summer concerts, and indexing my book manuscript.  It was my first major indexing project—I used the MS Word indexing function—so there was a learning curve, do-overs etc. involved, and thus a hell of a lot of time.  But when I get the proofs, most of the work will be done.  High time!

So I’ve forced myself not to respond to comments, critical and supportive alike, and I’ve not picked up on other matters that I would in other circumstances have run publicly amok about, like a certain idiotic piece in the New York Times by Mark C. Taylor.  Simply no time.  And we’re off to Hawaii tomorrow (tomorrow being our 25th wedding anniversary, as it happens), to return around the first of June, and I have errands to run…

So I’ll be back in a couple of weeks.  Stay cool, everyone.

About jonathanbellman

Professor of Music History and Literature and Head of Academic Studies in Music at the University of Northern Colorado. Author, *The _Style Hongrois_ in the Music of Western Europe* (Northeastern University Press, 1993), *A Short Guide to Writing About Music* (2e, Longman, 2008), *Chopin's Polish Ballade: Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom* (Oxford University Press, 2010), Editor, *The Exotic in Western Music* (Northeastern University Press, 1998), author of bunches of articles and reviews and so on. Likes to play the piano, the mandolin, and even guitar sometimes. A. M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar at UNC, 2011.
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3 Responses to Aloha ‘Oe

  1. Rebecca says:

    Happy anniversary! So glad you’re taking a real vacation.

  2. MJ says:

    Just a suggestion from someone who’s studied indexing a bit: Why not hire a professional indexer next time and save yourself the trouble? You’re employing someone who needs work and reducing your stress, all while getting a product that enhances your text.
    Happy anniversary and many congratulations on 25 years!

  3. Karl Henning says:

    “Happy anniversary! So glad you’re taking a real vacation.”
    I’ll sign on there, too!
    Cheers,
    ~Karl

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