ShemSong with Mike Watt

A ‘Waywords and Meansigns’ contribution

Part of the reason you haven’t seen much in the way of Joyce-Blogging here recently is that all my energy of late has gone into a collaboration with rock bassist Mike Watt on a music/spoken-word adaptation of Finnegans Wake chapter 7, commonly referred to as “Shem the Penman.” The piece, though essentially completed, will probably not see publication until sometime this spring. When it does, it will appear on Derek Pyle’s Waywords and Meansigns website. I can say with confidence that this is the best work I have ever done with Finnegans Wake, so be sure to check back here from time to time for updates.