1. As you may be able to tell, I've switched over to Blogger Beta and also decided to change some of the colors and things on the blog. I've not yet figured out how to get my Bravenet counter back; every place I past the HTML code doesn't seem to work.
2. The other day, I downloaded Joe Grushecky's new album, A Good Life. Grushecky, a Pittsburgher and friend of Bruce Springsteen, gained a great deal of notice in the 1990s when his American Babylon album was produced by Springsteen. If you enjoy the Boss, then you'll like Grushecky; in fact, Springsteen duets on the opening song, "Code of Silence," and provides BGVs on three other songs.