Thursday, August 23, 2007

Version 2.0

I feel I should take this time to address the figuratively thousands of e-mails that I've recently received, pleading for an update to this blog. Why no new enlightening entries? Why no witty commentary and sensitive introspection? Why no new videos of Russian guys electrocuting women in bathtubs?

Well, the short answer is that we're moving. Yes, we are currently in the process of relocating The Moscow Diaries' official headquarters offices apartment. And I we see this move as an auspicious opportunity to renovate this blog. So in a few weeks, you can look forward to The Moscow Diaries 2.0: bigger, better... um... and interesting-er.

I don't want to give away the master plan and spoil the surprise, but I will say that I'm going to try to restructure the blog so that it reflects the broader range of interests that motivate my research. So, for example, you may not have gathered from some of my ramblings that sound recording technologies and recording "aesthetics" figure prominently in my research. But since this blog has been limited to vague discussions of my ethnographic research in Moscow, I've felt that it would be inappropriate to link to really interesting and relevant stories about trends in recording aesthetics like this:

Wouldn't it be great, I thought, if there were a regular feature on this blog... like Music Monday... maybe Sonic Sunday?... Phonic Friday? Clearly I'm going to need a few weeks to work out all of the little regular featurettes and their appropriately clever titles.

Anyway, the point is: watch this space. Good things are coming.