Thanks to all of you who sent well wishes and inquiries into our well being. My family and our home survived Hurricane Gustav with very little damage. There is some clean up to do (if it ever quits raining) and the gas lamp in the front yard is a goner, but otherwise things are fine and returning to normal. The Naked Orchestra gig that was scheduled for tomorrow night is a storm casualty, but I am sure it will get revived at some point.
My rss reader had a few beauties when I got home from my Gustav evac. Howard Mandel has a couple of Chicago Jazz Fest inspired postings that are well worth the time.
Dave Douglas points to a nice New Music Box piece on Peter Evans. Be sure to check out the video.