Good afternoon, my internet friends.  My lovely blog here is going to be on hiatus for a little while; there’s been a sudden death in the family and I’m in the midst of making ridiculous last-minute travel reservations and pleading with government people to get a visa and an emergency passport and all of that.  So the utter silence and lack of music funtimes isn’t because I’ve forgotten about any of you; I’m just not going to have much computer access for the next several days.

Much love to you all.