No better way to return to life than listening to Califone do a soundcheck at a club in Portland, Oregon. I'm reading here today. Part of the Halleluwah Festival.

The past 2 months have been all about raising $ and hacking away. And so here the guitar wails and here the girl types and here the air swirls happily around the lively room.

Luc Sante's
book, Kill All Your Darlings, is out on YetiBooks/VerseChorus: disparate essays from recent years bound together. But disparate in a great way. A luc way, which is to say they all work together; they all make sense as one.

Brother Luc, kudos. The Yeti children are growing up.