Listening to: 9/9/91. Testing out my Great Show-Adjacent theory.*
Reading: Katie Harvey’s Master’s thesis from Tufts University, 2009.† A guided tour through the tapers–far more fascinating than you would think, giving truth to the claim that there are no bad stories, just stories badly told.
Contemplating: Love, baby.
*No theory can hold up to the randomness of Vince playing tinkly-winks and Sleepy Bear turning himself down. Once again, I am reminded that all post-Brent successes are due to the Law of Averages.
† This is actually a wonderful piece of work; long but worth it: careful, researched storytelling about a subject that can get arcane quickly. Plus a long-ass interview with Healy at the end. Read it, dammit.