Thomas Wictor

Archive for the ‘Bassists’ Category

A friend I want to meet

I’ve known Mark for about twelve years now. An Aussie and a bassist, he sent me a complimentary note about In Cold Sweat, I responded, and we gradually got to be pals despite our legions of differences. He’s a friend I want to meet. I’m not sure if we ever will. I can’t travel, and…


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A Friend Publishes a Book

Colonel Supotnitskiy has published his book Biological Warfare: Introduction to the Epidemiology of Artificial Epidemic Processes and Biological Lesions. The colonel sent me a pdf of the cover. Click to enlarge. He also included a photo of his wife Nadezhda seeing the book for the first time. She typeset the book, prepared all text, figures,…


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My first act of music journalism since 2002

My first act of music journalism since 2002 was completed with Scott Thunes, of course. I enjoyed it thoroughly. An excerpt: I used to be a music journalist. It was the best job I ever had, and I loved it. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t work out. A combination of factors—mainly my own problem with…


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A Pledge to not misunderstand

I just read a horrifying article by an artist whose work I really like. I did it as an experiment. The title of the article intrigued me. I generally never read anything by or about artists I like. Since they’re fallible humans, they say or do things that make me sick, and then I find…


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