If you love me, please pop over to Julie and wish her a happy birthday. She just writes, she doesn’t look for new readers, but she’s a gorgeous person who writes wonderfully and, most vitally of all, introduced me to Okkervil River (yes, Dandelion, I do call them Overkill River because you are witty) and the Old 97’s. Oh, and Centromatic. And The Hold Steady. Et al, as they say in Dave’s neck of the woods. She knows a good beer and she shares her pond with beavers. And her house with rats, unfortunately, but even that is funny . Anyways, it’s her birthday. ‘Av (as they say) agudun, dear heart.