First order of post-sabbatical business–other than resisting the (alarmingly strong) temptation to fend off the full range of human emotions re: Saturday–is to thank our amazing team for all their hard work these past three months. The Love and Death issue turned out so top-notch that I’m not sure whether I should be proud or embarrassed… Same with The Very Persistent Pirate! Sheesh. (That book is now available on Amazon, btw – those who’ve experienced its charms are warmly invited to contribute a review over there, as it aids the book’s visibility). If it’s a mercy to be reminded of one’s dispensability, I’ve been mightily blessed.

That said, when it comes to crafting monthly playlists, my colleagues may still have something to learn. To wit:

  1. The Bitch is Back – Elton John
  2. Bless You – Martha Reeves & AMP; The Vandellas
  3. John the Baptist (Holy John) – Blood, Sweat & AMP; Tears
  4. Lead Me On – Amy Grant
  5. Don’t Take the Money – Bleachers
  6. Bless This Acid House – Kasabian
  7. Temporary One – Fleetwood Mac
  8. Sink / Let It Sway – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
  9. Mathematics – Cherry Ghost
  10. April’s Fool – The Merrymakers
  11. O Valencia – The Decemberists
  12. In Undertow – Alvvays
  13. Slowburn – Peter Gabriel
  14. Pandora’s Box – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  15. Rescued (By the Arms of Love) – Glass Tiger
  16. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You) – The Allman Brothers
  17. My Gospel – Paul Cauthen
  18. Adios – Glen Campbell

P.S. Check out the reduced prices for the DC Conference! (Yours truly could not be more pumped).