On March 30th and 31st, 2012, I attended the combined conference for the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory (RMSMT) and the regional American Musicological Society (AMS) to deliver a paper on the unusual song form known as Swarajati developed by the Carnatic composer Syama Sastri in the 19th century. The paper went OK, but needs some additional work. I now feel convinced, however, that I have a worthwhile and interesting topic to research and ponder, so I am anxious to continue with it. It was also nice to meet colleagues from Colorado including Richard Agee from Colorado College, and Tom Riis, from CU Boulder. And the weather was stunning.