Post by Andrew Schulman
How many people who posted in the heyday of RMCG which was approximately in 2005 are still tuning in? Five? Twelve? Three?
Hi guys-- I guess I am one who had "heyed" in the day. But I don't really qualify as a "still tuner in", as I haven't tuned in for several years. So now, I happen to pass through on what whim I know not, and this is among the first threads I see. So, obviously, it was incumbent upon me to make my passage known.
And, you may freely interpret the expression of my "passage" in whatever sense you wish-- for the events in my life over the last few years, even pre-dating the present social catastrophe, have so occluded, eclipsed, and displaced any remnant of whatever or whoever I was, that, functionally, that person can be said scarcely to exist-- except in my internal thoughts, and revisitations of past writings. In fact, _that_ was what occasioned this present excursion; I was in search of a small essay on the various forms in which received expressive input can be passed on. This was in response to someone who felt concerned that anyone (i.e., himself) who is simply a living room player represents a dead-end in artistic enterprise. I countered that proposition.
How prescient that was. Enough about all that; only to say that my domestic existence is still intact-- I'm still living where I was, and with whom I was. That is my continuity.
In any case, I'm glad to see that many familiar names are still on this list. I hope that this indicates that all is well with you all. I'll be around...