Went to see Badly Drawn Boy last night at a very tiny club in town (it's a shame the Skinny is no longer in business). Good show, excellent songwriting, and I learned a couple of things. First, there is probably no greater Bruce Springsteen fan in the world than the Boy. Second, if you stand next to the stage I recommend that you not talk loudly -- in fact, better not talk at all -- because he gets very feisty.
I'm heading out to do my radio show now; all music, no politics. You can listen online at the link provided in the last sentence, assuming the webstream hasn't crashed again. My show is 10am-noon e.s.t. Wednesdays, except when it's not. And there is some other fine programming there, too. But above all, support your local college, public and independent radio stations!
Political posts will return later in the afternoon.