I’m taking a vacation – finally. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a full week off. We may go somewhere as well for a couple of days – weird in this new world. It’s not a great time for me to be out at work – I’ve been doing tons of stuff to make sure that missing work will be minimal. I’ve got four closings that I’m working on – 2 that don’t really need me at this point, one that will be later in the year, and one more immediate one that is hopefully on a good course without my input for a week.

Of course, music will be highlighted during vacation, so let’s start the week off with music by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Jarvis Cocker, Caribou, Tune-Yards, TV on the Radio, Tamaryn, Asobi Seksu, Dum Dum Girls, Lydia Loveless, Doris Duke, and Irma Thomas.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.