the second anniversary of America's most shameful moment since the Civil War.
the muffle-mumbleth anniversary of my mother-in-law's birth.
both Hilly Kristal and Richard Jewell passed away.
and it was revealed that Leona Helmsley left twelve million dollars to . . . (wait for it, wait for it) . . . her dog.
and speaking of Country, Bluegrass and Blues, today was day one, the first, the initial, the inaugural venture into what I hope (expect) will be a series of pieces on . . . well, maybe we ought to wait a little while longer before breaking the news.
but thanks nonetheless to the good folks (specifically Pat and Rachel) of Oakley Hall for their adventuresome spirit and participation.
the band will begin their tour next Tuesday night at Maxwell's in Hoboken and finish up about six weeks later at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan (roughly 4.7 miles apart through the Holland Tunnel). and if you can't make one of their many, many shows in between, then purchase their album, I'll Follow You, out September 11th on Merge Records.