I've also been answering oodles of mail. I got a chance to be at my sister's for a few days and to hang with her and Jim while celebrating my niece/goddaughter Grace's second birthday. The highlight of the visit was Mass Sunday where during the psalm, where the congregation was singing a line that's a prophesy of Christ: "You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek." After the last time singing, silence settled over the congregation and was broken by Grace yelling out, "Yay!!!" "Yeah," I thought, "Yay! That's a fabulous theological response! Damn right, yay!"
Now I've been setting up a recording studio in my studio apartment, creating a greater mayhem of too much jammed into too little space. I wanted to record demos of some of my newer stuff in fuller form. And it's getting fun: doing everything is really interesting, except I know it's more interesting doing everything with the band.