Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Friday, December 15, 2006

a word...

We're glad to be back blogging on Sotto Voce since we've been very busy with Bob Dylan on Tant Mieux. That said, we never forget our other sites, and have created a new slew of places to visit and articles to read: start with et pourquoi pas and check out the other articles on that blog.

Also, visit Tant Mieux, where the traffic has gone way up and see just how much has changed. There are new photographers working at the site, new Dylan photos, video footage of Dylan - some rare - most of it culled from known sources but we've saved you much of the work in searching and scoping out the best.

Our most recent review comes from the exhibit at the Morgan in New York City, covered for us by Evander Lomke. You may also want to check out the new book published by Continuum, Highway 61 Revisited (click here to find more). We're pleased to say that all of Tant Mieux's news is picked up by the big channels such as Expectingrain, Google News, The Dylan Daily etc. and we encourage you not only to visit us, but to visit those sites as well (if you don't already).

In other news, I'm working on a book for Continuum-Books on Lewis Carroll (which is now under contract, due in 2008) as part of a series they have. I've long studied Carroll, but didn't realized how established I was now in the community, so this is great news for me and I'm pleased to announce it mostly because I want to share information with other Carroll scholars and fans - so if you want to link and share information, please, be in touch: click here to email me. I'm pleased and excited to find myself as a reference both in articles and books in places like Wikipedia and other sources; it's an honor.

In other news, visit David Rothman's fine site, Teleread, which still runs hot and heavy, and do visit my own writings at Teleread and podcastings anytime. This semester, Spring that is, as we move through the winter and into spring (which gives us hope that winter will end...) I will be teaching graduate school and writing, and pleased to say that I have been invited to teach at The New School in New York a lecture on Bob Dylan, which should be fun, the plan to discuss the importance of Pennebaker's film - Don't Look Back - reviews on Tant Mieux, which if you don't know, please use the link and visit Tant Mieux and check it out in our Article's section. It's worthwile, more than that, to see Pennebaker's genius...

There is, as ever, so much more to say, but I've said too much no doubt. The rest is yet to come in an article. For now, I want to keep you updated, share a few links and wish everyone the very best. I do hope you'll visit Tant Mieux - there is so much that is new. We try our best to keep it fresh; we're always welcome to suggestions and input. So far, your input has been great - supportive, helpful, and insightful. Keep it coming. That contact link is yours for the using, just as the world is there for the writing.

Be well,

sadi ranson-polizzotti
december, 2006