Yes, it has been a long year since last bothering to write into the ether. And what has transpired? Well, Bernie lost, so the thousands of dollars we helped raise on his behalf are hopefully going somewhere useful. Shortly after that, Doug stopped returning calls, and has since been missing and feared dead. This partially explains the lack of live playing in a year. It’s harder than one might have thought to find someone who can play guitar, keys, and sing, and doesn’t mind doing it all for nothing but Schlitz. But meanwhile, given the time off from the exhausting work of playing to empty but loving houses, writing and recording resumed, and there is now a long player in the can, which will come out shortly, maybe. Or I could keep rewriting and rerecording until the end of time, which would be fine.