Phish Friday | Back on the Train

Hi everyone.

Sorry for being few-and-far-between updates on the site lately. I’ve had some changes occur in real life that have forced me away from the blog, away from live music, away from a lot of what I had going on in my life just a few weeks ago. My dad had a heart attack and was forced into bypass surgery a few days following, so I’ve been hanging out in Chicago for the past two weeks trying to get things together for him and for the rest of the family. It’s been a lot of work and I’m quite exhausted mentally and physically, but none of that really matters because my dad is feeling better now. He made it through surgery without incident, and he’s home and starting to move around a bit on his own, albeit with the help of some seriously wicked painkillers. Which means it’s time for me to start to ease back into my old day-to-day starting right now.

For today, that means that I’m heading downtown to Chicago on the best mode of transportation that we have available to us in the ‘burbs — the train. You could say that it look me a long time to get back on the train, and when I jumped on I had quite the bucket full of thoughts.

Wow — that may rank up there with the lamest lead-in I’ve ever written.

At any rate, thanks for sticking with the site and checking in on us even though we weren’t able to fully keep up with the live music world of the past couple weeks. Andrew’s doing a heckuva job getting some stuff up from Pitchfork and we’ve got a bunch more stuff coming, so make sure you’re subscribed and ready to read some of our catchup ruminations.