Saturday, October 29, 2011


Today is the 62nd anniversary of the death of G. I. Gurdjieff.  I did not know that this date was that anniversary until two years ago, on the 60th anniversary.

I found this out shortly after having an incredibly wholesome bowl of oatmeal on Raft Island in Washington.   This was the day of the culmination of a week's work with a group of 40 or so people, in preparation for the second Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists.  We had not known until the moment of the inaugural meeting that, instead of being part of a working preparation for the second Orchestra, we were the second Orchestra.

How things change.

So, good wishes are flying to Washington today, from Boston (and from all over, I am sure), as another group of guitarists prepares for a grand-scale performance as part of the final Tuning the Air season.  Two of the GCNE are with them for a couple of days--who knows what they'll find?

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I forgot to clean the bathroom.