while sónar itself wasn’t exactly a revelation music-wise, many good things have come out of the time spent as the international tribes come together. first up, finally met sean of skynoise.net, which has been a long time coming. also by design, spent a week with todd synesthete rather than the normal 24 hours around some gig, which meant we could actually sit down and work on (appropriately enough) the vj network development we only get to talk about otherwise. a beautiful co-incidence was dr.mo, who (ironically enough) had booked in with my old friend elliot before i even knew he or i was going. unexpected but excellent was scott aka amoeba aka thestateovcreation, somebody on the list as one to get back in touch with harking back to his well-ahead-of-the-curve a/v set at brighton 2003. and the real wildcard was vadmin aka eps, russian vj and an organiser of the abracadabra festival, of which i have a whole pack of spanking promo dvds to take back to the uk.