You may have noticed, if you're one of the nearly ten people per day who come to this site every day, that I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I swear I have a reason for that, and it's something you can actually go see and hear. I am also a musician, and I have been recording my own music in the Lynn home studio (which is a laptop, a couple of microphones, and a bunch of instruments). I've added two songs to my music MySpace -- one a song I wrote about optimistic curmudgeons in love called "Queen of Uneasy" and the over a cover of Tom Waits' "Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again." You can click here to check them out, or even download them, if you care to.
I will have a new post up Monday or Tuesday. A few weeks ago, I published my list of the Best Comedy Albums of 2007 in the Boston Globe. I led off the piece with a feature on Boston's own Robby Roadsteamer, who released a great, funny acoustic album called "LRP" in December. But there were so many good albums last year, and a few noteworthy also-rans, that I had enough to follow-up with a list of honorable mentions, which you will see in this space Monday or Tuesday.
After that, I have more from my interview vaults, more music, more politics, and a few essays to roll out. On a personal note, I am just learning how to balance writing for this blog, writing music, freelancing, and other projects and keep all of them running at once. It's something I plan on doing a better job of in 2008, so stay with me.