From time to time, and lasting a month or so, I seemed to be getting extra large amounts of traffic that didn't seem to correlate with actual human visitors. My comments didn't increase, for example. I decided that this was some sort of web spider or programmed browser that was visiting my site for some unexplained reason. It usually goes away after a while. But in the last couple of weeks it is back more than ever and I am getting almost 2000 page views a day. In the past month I have had over 32,000 page views. I'm not complaining exactly, but it is a bit of a puzzlement. How much of the traffic on the web derives from some sort of mechanical intelligence one wonders?
Sorry, don't have time today to do a real post, so this will have to do. But I will share a performance with you. This is one of the great pieces by the Paraguayan guitar master Agustín Barrios in a performance I recorded a while ago. There are three movements, Saudade, Andante religioso and Allegro solemne. Most of the images are of Barrios, but there are some of the church that was supposedly the inspiration for the second movement: