The meat of today's post is over at Notes from the Handbasket, my friend Laura Benedict's blog, where I am today's guest. Go there, leave a comment, and share if you win one of the prizes she's giving away.
I'm off to Bouchercon with way too much luggage -- what's appropriate for six weeks in New York is ridiculous for four days in Baltimore -- but I did manage to groom my eyebrows and remove unsightly facial hair, and I'm beyond excited to see so many of my friends in one place. Blogging will continue for the rest of the week, but who knows when or under what circumstances.
Five Random Songs
"She Loves the Jerk," John Hiatt. Another great song about unrequited love for someone else's woman, up there with "My Best Friend's Girl," "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and -- yes, I'll put it out there -- "Jesse's Girl."
"Nothing New," Evan Frankfort. From the Trampoline Records Greatest Hits Vol. 1 collection, a gift from my sister Susan. This collection turned me on to several new artists I really like.
"You Do Something to Me," Bryan Ferry. Classic Cole Porter. "Do do that voodoo/That you do so well."
"Begin the Beguine," Salif Keita. More Cole Porter, this from the tribute album/AIDS research fundraiser Red Hot + Blue.
"China Girl," Pete Yorn. A cover of the David Bowie song, off the extra disc on musicforthemorningafter.