A very nearly finished version of Bosque Brown’s Baby has been delivered. Some final tweaks will happen shortly and hopefully swiftly right before mastering. It’s gestated a little longer than a human baby and we’re all anxious to give this thing a proper birth. Artwork is underway handled by very able friends Sean and Melissa up in the NYC.
Byul’s master was sent from South Korea and in the middle of a little postal service limbo. I send a lot of packages by the USPS and am actually a huge fan of all that they do, I feel much better taken care of with them in general (such as Fed-Ex somehow “destroying” a box of 160 cds last week–and what does that even mean–fire, flooding, acid bath, locusts??). Anyhow, the btv p.o. box has been relocated from the very historic 30th Street Station office to a new one nearby at 31st and Chestnut. Somehow, all of the Express Mail didn’t make it. There’s a very kind woman who works the service window many a late night and she was there to try and help me out, but couldn’t find it either. So, bureaucracy is squashing the byul release so far. It’s been quite some time that we’ve been anxiously waiting and were never quite sure that the nearing day would ever arrive. Very exciting news for sure, if we can actually get that package found.
I’m back from a little jaunt up to Vermont for a wedding. Congratulations Mike and Tara. We stopped for burgers a few times including the famous White Manna in Hackensack, NJ, Shady Glen in Manchester, CT and the Sycamore in Bethel, CT, though I still think Charlie’s in Delaware county near Philadelphia is one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Really glad to find some super delicious Cider Doughnuts at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, VT and some great cheddar cheese from Shelburne Farms and Grafton.
My good friend Jamie is coming up to visit on Wednesday. We’ll be at Stereolab Wednesday night at the Troc, she’ll be at Fleet Foxes on Thurs while I head to the Phils/Brewers playoff game (go Phils!) and then Ben’s bachelor party, and Friday to see Damien Jurado at the Unitarian’s chapel. Should be a full week of the rock leading up to the very important Ben Volta (and Elise too) wedding on Saturday. Much congratulations to the both of you.