This seems quite incredible: 2 million
visitors* since I began
writing here in 2007. Doubtless some of were mistakes, some were spammers,
etc.; a few would have been yours truly before I learned how to stop myself
being counted. That must still leave a good number from others, from you –
without whom this would be a still stranger form of madness. Thank you all for
your loyalty, support, and in many cases friendship. This has been a truly
horrendous year, heralded by the death of the man who gave this site its name,
Pierre Boulez, the very conscience of New Music. Let us hope that music and thinking
about music will continue to offer us some sort of solace and provocation. We
shall need it.
But no gloom just for a minute: thank you! Please listen...
* I am informed I should have said 'page views', which actually seems a reasonable correction (not least since that is what the sign actually says!) You see how clueless I am about such things...