Wedding Bell Blues

Well, it’s pretty much become all wedding, all the time around here. What was once an event that was far away is coming into sharper focus. Nick was up to teach Kate how to dance (they weren’t very successful, but I wasn’t around to help – I took a ballroom dance class in high school that I still remember). Nick also sent in his vows for us to look at and edit.

I’ve forgotten how good a writer he is. What we saw was a rough draft (round two , he tells us). We made some suggestions and he tightened it up so it works very well (I won’t bore you with my one quibble that stayed in – I was outvoted by the better writers 2-1 – Kate has real writing talent that she doesn’t use, but should). It’s funny and poignant and an amazing expression of love. He has real potential as a writer, too. C’mon, great writers in the family – write!

Let’s get ready for this wedding with some songs from Mission of Burma, Wussy, Matthew Sweet, the dB’s, Van Morrison, Ryley Walker, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Michael Jackson, Major Lance, Roky Erickson, Olivia Tremor Control, the Apples in Stereo, and Camera Obscura.

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.

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