• Friday, Saturday, & Sunday cyber concerts -- more still being added.
• Thursday, April 23 cyber concerts -- several, and more than ya think.
• Wednesday's web & tv music performances added... just follow the chronology.
The Dow is down 600 points because oil has a negative value. Tomorrow is Earth Day. Who says there's no such thing as karma?
Music performances today / tonight on the web AND a BIG show on TeeVee...
Good read, insight on a top international story -- from Al Jazeera English:
"Why did US oil prices crash? And how will it affect me?"
"US crude prices turned negative for the first in history this week. Here's why and what it could mean to you."
Outside your window TONIGHT...
From The Orlando Sentinel, an especially good newspaper for "spaciness."
THOUGHT FOR TODAY from one born on April 21st...
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
~ John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (born April 21, 1838, died 1914)
On this day, April 21st...
Lost office tradition...
"Secretary's Day" -- now stuck with the ridiculously unwieldy "Administrative Professionals' Day" -- would have been today if anybody was at work. It was first celebrated today in 1952.
Poisoning for profit in the name of "austerity"...
The American city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source to the Flint River today in 2014, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The guy who stood up to a tank...
Today in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, In Beijing, appr'x 100,000 students gathered in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang. Things got ugly from there.
Where have you gone, Daddy Warbucks?...
"Annie" opened on Broadway today in 1977.
First step to bread and circuses...
Romulus founds Rome today in 753, a cosmically scant 2,772 years ago.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...
Baseball pitcher Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves, today in 1982.
The Seattle World's Fair (officially the "Century 21 Exposition") opened today in 1962 as the first World's Fair in the US since World War II. (The 1939 New York World's Fair had preceded it.)
The 1964–1965 New York World's Fair opened for its second and final season today in 1965. Fun fact: Disneyland's "It's a Small World," "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln," and automated dinosaur diorama all premiered in 1964 at the fair.
Eim Enery the Eaghth aye yam...
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII, today in 1509. Much to the eventual gratification of caterers and the eventual chagrin of eight wives and papists everywhere.
Brazil still knows how to shut down the people...
Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered today in 1792.
Lone Star Independence...
The Texas Revolution culminated today in 1836 in the Battle of San Jacinto, as Republic of Texas volunteer forces under General Sam Houston defeated troops under "El Supremo," dictator and Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Santa Ana hid among his captured troops as a private until discovered.
* Houston made him sign-away Texas freedom and an agreement to permanently relinquish all claims to the province of Tejas in return for his freedom and the release of his captured army. Which was a win-win beyond the obvious. The Texans could not have fed everybody.
* Go there today (after the quarantine, that is) and there's a stone tower higher than the Washington Monument. The world's only surviving original "dreadnought" battleship, the USS Texas, is also docked there.
Genocide and destruction in the name of (another) one true religion...
The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics, today in 1506.
Twelve thousand Wahhabis under Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad invaded the city of Karbala, killed over three thousand inhabitants, and sacked the city, today in 1802.
Today in 1926, the Al-Baqi cemetery, former site of the mausoleum of four Shi'a Imams, is leveled to the ground by Wahhabis.
Today in 1987, the Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
Today in 2004, five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
Today in 2019, eight bombs explode at churches, hotels, and other locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday; more than 200 people are killed.
... all in the name of righteous religious intolerance.
Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more...
German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France today in 1918. World War I had been raging for four years and had only 6 months and 20 days before its inconclusive end.
Worker / labor rights...
Today in 1856, stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour workday. (Helping prove the lie that it was communist agitators who instigated happy workers to make them malcontents.)
American imperialism... when will they ever learn...
The Spanish–American War had not yet started when the US Navy began a blockade of Cuban ports today in 1898. The US Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, and illegally under international law, declared that a state of war had existed from this date.
Today in 1975, the Vietnam War nears its final bloody end when President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
Happy Birthday today, April 21st, to...
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom "and her other realms," turns 94 today. She is the longest reigning British monarch, and one of the longest sitting heads of any nation in all of recorded history, outlasting every Egyptian pharoah.
Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
Patti LuPone, American actress and singer
Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
Joyce Luna Zymeck, American singer-songwriter
Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer
Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator
Jencarlos Canela, American singer-songwriter and actor
John Weider, English bass player
Andie MacDowell, American model, actress, and producer
Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian singer
Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist
In memoriam to passed musicians and influencers born on April 21st...
John Muir (1838-1914), Scottish-American environmentalist and author, and (one day before Earth Day) the source of today's quote.
Garrett Hardin, American ecologist, author, and academic (1915-2003) was born today, one day before Earth Day.
Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (1918-2016)
John McCabe, English pianist and composer (1939-2015)
Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (1948-2008)
Don Cornell, American singer and trumpet player (1919-2004)
Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (1915-2001)
Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (1945-2000)
Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (1922-1987)
Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (1889-1985)
Randall Thompson, American composer and academic (1899-1984)
Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (1912-1982)
Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (1919-1981)
Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (1924-1965)
Vincent Scotto, French actor and composer (1874-1952)
Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (1816-1855)
Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (1730-1788)
4:30 pm Pacific --
RORY BLOCK "Home Concert Series" at:
She tells us, "The online show was so much fun last month that we’ve decided to do it again! Broadcasting live from Jim Henry’s Rubytone Studio — and keeping a safe distance apart at all times, of course — we will stream a full show via YouTube at 3pm Eastern on Tuesday, April 21. Jim Henry has the sound and video dialed in beautifully so that you can be assured of a concert-quality experience wherever you are. No cost to listen; donations for the duo are welcome via paypal.me/tracygrammer or by Venmo @tracygrammer."
Tonight on th' Tee-Vee
Tue, Apr 21:
8 pm-9 pm Pacific --
On KOCE aka PBS SoCal in Los Angeles / PBS stations nationwide.
Tue, Apr 21:
9 pm-11 pm Pacific --
"LET'S GO CRAZY: THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO PRINCE" was taped in January with an audience and saved for airing now, on the 4th anniversary of the musician's death. Loaded with performances by music stars across genres, co-produced by CBS, the Recording Academy, and AEG Ehrlich Ventures.
PRINCE was enormously talented and his influence reached, and reaches, far beyond the pop music of his time. The Guide published an obit/tribute when he died, titled "SPECIAL EDITION: PRINCE — AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL MUSICAL GENIUS WHO FOUGHT FOR ARTISTS' RIGHTS."
We opened that tribute thusly:
"We'll start in an esoteric place. Today's crop of innovative banjo players can trace their realization of the instrument's non-traditional potential to just two people: Bela Fleck and Prince.
"Today, we lost one of them. And if you're thinking, 'I won't take time to read this because it's not about a genre I care about,' please don't be dismissive. Because this guy could play anything, every instrument you can think of, like David Lindley and a handful of people on this Earth.
"And Prince absolutely knew and understood music and could very specifically envision the right person in the right place, like any classical conductor you could name."
We were going to say, "Seriously, you'll enjoy reading it, and find plenty of 'Gee, I didn't know THAT' moments," and just give you the click link to it in the archive
But then we re-read the piece. And we knew right away -- as an intro to really enjoying tonight's tv special -- we needed to reprint it here in full. So it's just below.
* Tonight's two-hour special airs on CBS stations, nationwide.
EXTRA - Because of Tonight's tv special...
Four years ago today in The Guide : April 21, 2016...
PRINCE: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL MUSICAL GENIUS WHO FOUGHT FOR ARTISTS' RIGHTS
by Larry Wines
We'll start in an esoteric place. Today's crop of innovative banjo players can trace their realization of the instrument's non-traditional potential to just two people: Bela Fleck and Prince.
Today, we lost one of them. And if you're thinking, "I won't take time to read this because it's not about a genre I care about," please don't be dismissive. Because this guy could play anything, every instrument you can think of, like David Lindley and a handful of people on this Earth.
And Prince absolutely knew and understood music and could very specifically envision the right person in the right place, like any classical conductor you could name.
Prince was found dead today at his estate and recording studio in Minnesota.
The President of the United States [Barack Obama] put-out a statement noting the shocking loss of "one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time."
Prince was full of surprises. No two of his albums were stylistically the same — and there were 39 of those albums over 37 years, his first at age 19. Sometimes he'd record with unconventional instrumentation, like horns and viola, sometimes things were all strings, but not what you'd expect. He has notable tracks with no bass, so the melody line can carry the day, or the artistry of the percussionist is clearly on display.
He really didn't like or respect rap or hip hop. His innovation often went in the direction of admiration for those who had come before him.
And really, the reason you don't know a lot of things about Prince is not because his genres were not folky, which they weren't, or because of the freaky gender-bending sex-imbued badaas character he sometimes enjoyed playing — as a game with the public and the media.
You don't know a lot of things about his musical genius because so much of him was unassuming and anything but grandstanding. Prince embodied the artist who pursues art for what it tells you about yourself. Not for what you can put up in lights and say "look at me."
Seven GRAMMYS, an OSCAR, a Golden Globe, inducted as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 100 million records sold worldwide, number 27 on the all-time list of the top 100 recording artists, 39 albums over 37 years — plus a central role in calling-out exploitation, discrimination, and things that were just plain wrong. That includes fighting for artists rights and a lot more.
After-hours Eastern time, the New Yorker released next week's magazine cover: solid purple with big raindrops. Purple rain.
He was only 57 years old, still making music last month, after releasing his first recording in 1978. His passing is causing an all-day pre-emption of cable tv. In our time, when a new pop music phenom — mistakenly presumed to be "an artist" — is "a sensation" that's around and gone in three years, Prince is from another era, when there were stars who endured.
It's been a tough year for music icons. Before this, we lost Merle Haggard. Before that, David Bowie, and Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, and the essential "fifth Beatle," George Martin.
What makes somebody influential? Artists of every genre owe a huge debt to Prince for taking-on the piratical business model of Big Music. It cost him plenty, including having to give-up using his name, so he could say "no" to the exploitation of big record labels — in his case, Warner Music. Changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol and writing "Slave" across his face were perceived and presented by corporate mainstream media as unbalanced or even insane. But it worked to bring public attention to the gross inequities of the music biz.
Only the comparatively obscure but landmark case that folk artist Michelle Shocked took to the Supreme Court had a greater impact on recording artists' rights; the Court agreed that her label was holding her in "involuntary servitude," banned as slavery by the 13th Amendment. But Prince's battle with Big Music showed how much more needed to be done.
"People want music when they want it, but who do they think it's going to come from if nobody is willing to pay the artist for creating it?" asked Brian Williams, in one of the most concise summations of the central, perhaps existential, problem of the music business.
Despite public misunderstanding in the pre-internet age about his "symbol guy" status, he remained innovative in and out of music. Before long, Prince was THE pioneer in digital online distribution of music, when hidebound execs simply cowered in fear. Yet, he was something of a control freak, so no one else was as perfectly positioned to achieve that technological breakthrough.
Who else could play Jimi Hendrix and James Brown while still being ideosyncratically a music master? He was enigmatic, and he embraced it, because that was Prince, being authentically himself.
All those and plenty more recognitions are part of the tributes coming out of the shock.
Guide contributor Michele Marotta worked with Prince when he first attained fame. She wrote this remembrance to share with readers:
"Prince's passing hit me like a thunderbolt this morning. I was on the freeway and had to pull over. Then spent the next ten minutes crying, and let the shock sink in.
"I first met Price in 1985. My sister, Karen, worked for his management company, Cavallo, Ruffalo and Fargnoli. Through this connection, I was fortunate enough to go on the controversial Purple Rain tour. Drugs and alcohol were not allowed. Anyone caught with or on either, was immediately dismissed.
"Prince was a unique individual. He was a perfectionist. He prayed before every show. And he wore purple lace. As a musician he was a professional in every sense of the word. He was also the only musician on his label given complete creative control.
"He and his ex-wife, Mayte, had a child that died shortly after birth. A tragedy for anyone, famous or not. I believe they divorced shortly thereafter.
"Like the creative person he was, he wrote music to get through the pain.
"He was eccentric, which was part of his charm. Prince was a kind, generous and giving person. He was a musical genius and he will be missed."
Michele is among the many musicians shedding tears today. News sources and social media are filled with proof of that.
Prince music videos were among the pioneers of that art form in the '80s. On MSNBC, they've been running all day between interviews with musicians.
As known as he is for his own distinctive performance art, he goes beyond it. There is so much there. He wrote "Manic Monday" for the Bangles, and "Nothing Compares to You" for Sinead O'Connor. He said he grew-up listening to the Bangles, though he was making his own mark when they became famous.
He was such a contradiction, an enigma, in so many ways. Puritanical about touring band members using drugs. Prayer and spirituality. And the most blatantly scandalous sexy lyrics of the time.
Rachel Maddow reminisced, "Years before the music industry came up with those little warning stickers, Prince's label decided they needed to affix something... just for his records. Now, as a kid growing-up in the '80s and going to record stores, those little stickers could not have been a more powerful attractant. I wanted those records sooo much. Scandalized parents had everything to do with it. Those little stickers could not have been a better marketing tool."
"He was unconventional, wearing flamboyant clothes, hair, and makeup. He was a heterosexual man who was never afraid to explore the female parts of his own character," noted National Correspondent Joy Reid on MSNBC.
So much there. Prince wasn't passive when he saw opportunity for people to be involved. And life always demanded passion. If you attended a Prince concert, you were expected to be on your feet as a participant.
In New York City, the marquis of the Hard Rock Café is now displaying lyrics from "Purple Rain." Outside the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, people are dancing to Prince's "I Would Die for You."
Last year, Prince gave a free concert in Baltimore after the death by police of Freddie Gray — the artist trying to bring that torn city back together. After the Trayvon Martin tragedy, Prince founded and very quietly funded "Yes We Code" to teach high-end high tech industry skills to underprivileged young people.
Prince always sought-out talent. Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman worked closely with him before and after doing iconic tv show themes on their own, including "Crossing Jordan," where they also wrote memorable material for Jill Hennessey to perform on acoustic guitar as part of the story lines. Novi Novog played viola on his tours and records; before that, Novi played for Frank Zappa. When you see a booking around town for STRING PLANET, that's Novi Novog and Larry Tuttle. Very innovative stuff. Go see them.
Thinking and writing about Prince inescapably brings freely-associating thoughts. Perhaps he'd like that. He certainly causes it.
Saturday Night Live knew that, too, through several casts and many years, parodying the reclusive, elusive star and his remarks (when he made them), that often seemed astutely incongruous or mildly scandalous.
Rev. Al Sharpton was a Prince friend who went on tv today to relate how Prince supported a lot of civil rights causes and never wanted credit. And if that sounds like an odd association, Sharpton worked for music icon James Brown for more than 20 years.
CNN went to an all-day Prince tribute. Brian Williams hijacked MSNBC's broadcast schedule for hours, evicting the bloviating politicians and echo chamber of pundits. Both cable channels got music luminaries on the phone —including Aretha Franklin with Williams and Stevie Wonder with Anderson Cooper — and many more flocked to cite Prince's influence on their careers.
Susan Rogers engineered some of his most notable recordings. She notes, "Very few artists have worn the 'triple crown' of public fame, artistic respect, and critical acclaim. Duke Ellington was one... Prince was one who wore that triple crown."
Rogers continues, "When we were on the Purple Rain tour, we would do special shows during the day for handicapped kids..., people who couldn't come to the regular shows at night. He would do that on the condition that the press not be told. I have heard from many artists who say he kept their careers alive by funding their tours. As we hear more stories coming in, people will be amazed at who this man really was."
Prince's other principal engineer, Chuck Zwicky, said, "He was gifted and talented and innovative." And to emphasize what "innovative" really means, he added, "We used to say at the end of the day that if something wasn't f'ed up, it wasn't a Prince record."
The Recording Academy® — the GRAMMY organization — released a statement that reads:
"Our GRAMMY® family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince. Today, we remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time. Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his incredible work."
— Neil Portnow President/CEO, The Recording Academy.
Prince was a vegan. He drove people crazy on tour with his Jehovah's Witness religion. Beyond that, he was deeply spiritual and so private he was accused of being reclusive.
Many people who knew him are noting, as Brian Williams is emphasizing, that the unreleased catalog of his recordings is overwhelmingly enormous. Talk will be abundant about what it will take to release the material that Prince didn't.
Alicia Quarles, a freelance entertainment writer, notes that he was working on a book about his life, edited by his brother. "Too many people around him would have said 'yes' to everything, and he needed someone who could be harsh and critical and tell him 'no,' so he would only allow his brother to be involved with his book," she said.
Quarles named Tavis Smiley, Dave Chapell, Eddie Murphy, and Tamron Hall as people with whom he was close.
"Prince made pancakes for Eddie Murphy and his brother after they played a basketball game. Growing up, Prince was quite an athlete," she added.
Van Jones, a CNN political commentator, spoke of Prince's athleticism, too. "He could absolutely kill you at table tennis, and talking trash the whole time."
Jones also said, "He was one of the funniest people I've ever known. He could have you on the verge of peeing yourself, you were laughing so hard. He could do so many things."
Prince wrote "Nothing Compares to You" for Sinead O'Connor. He grew-up listening to the Bangles. "He was unconventional, wearing flamboyant clothes, hair, and makeup. He was a heterosexual man who was never afraid to explore the female parts of his character," noted Joy Reid on MSNBC.
If you attended a Prince concert, you were expected to be on your feet as a participant.
In New York City, the marquis of the Hard Rock Café is now displaying lyrics from "Purple Rain." Last year, Prince gave a free concert in Baltimore after the death by police of Freddie Gray —the artist trying to bring that torn city back together. After the Trayvon Martin tragedy, Prince founded and very quietly funded "Yes We Code," to teach high tech industry skills to underprivileged young people.
James Peterson, Prof. of Africana Studies at Lehigh University, cited the importance of Prince's presentation and how he enabled fans to comfortably embrace it. "With rap and hip hop pushing a model of hypermasculinity for black entertainers, [Prince] was invested as an artist in being the most prolific artist he could be... in a way that transcends anyone's stereotypes and expectations."
Jersey has the Boss. Seattle has Heart and Nirvana. L.A. had the Doors and the Byrds. Minnesota has long been just as proud of Prince.
Tonight, on the facing banks of the Mississippi in Minnesota's Twin Cities, baseball's Twins have their stadium bathed in purple. So do both downtowns, where thousands of Prince fans have congregated to hear local bands play his music, all organized on five hours' notice from a local radio station. Appropriately, all is bathed in purple. And it's raining.
Today we lost an artist and an authentically American original. A man whose influence transcends music. A man who positively gifted American and global culture.
~ the foregoing is reprinted from the Guide edition of April 21, 2016.
Wed, April 22nd performances
Going-out on the web via ABC-tv affiliates, Wednesday, April 22nd...
Commentary / Perspective: When some think they're entitled to screw everybody else
by Larry Wines
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"We just want to make sure we have the capacity to deal with the new cases we know are coming if economic activity reopens. Right now we can't. We want to know we are prepared when interaction resumes in public spaces."
~ Dr. Celine Gounder, infectious diseases expert, speaking on CNN.
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features in the works, and they'll
be along as we get them dressed,
shoes tied, cowlicks combed down,
bowties cranked straight,
and strings tuned.
Find a comfortable spot by the
wood stove -- you'll prob'ly need to
grab the cards for solitaire, since you
can't have somebody over for a round
of checkers. But we'll be along...
directly, from a safe social distance.
in this new decade...
"Hee Haw" voice: "THAT's all!"
(good for avoiding the "regular" flu & colds, too)
• Coronavirus lives on inorganic surfaces anywhere from two hours to NINE DAYS; it all seems dependent on temperature, unless it is killed by disinfectant. When tests revealed that, even health care workers were surprised. It brings more emphasis to many of the following points.
• Stop shaking hands. Don't do "fist bumps" because that's still hand-to-hand contact. And don't become a mad elbow-bumper, because of the next point.
• Cough into the inside of your elbow, ANY TIME you cough.
• Make your own hand sanitizer if the stores are out. Formula, from a doctor who makes it with her kids: two parts isopropyl alcohol (drugstore alcohol, at least 70% alcohol), one part aloe vera gel, a dash of any essential oil. Works just ss well as store bought stuff.
• Don't be a transporter. Immediately remove shoes inside your front door and change clothes when you get home. Don't plunk-down on the couch until you shed what you were wearing at work or in the store or on the bus or in the coffee bar. Stop tracking everything from the sidewalk onto your kitchen and bathroom floors and your rug.
• Be mindful of your car. Everything you touch, everywhere, is on your steering wheel. Everywhere you sit is on your car seat. Keep 'em disinfected -- Clorox wipe the wheel, Lysol spray the seats, often.
• Everything you wear goes in the hamper. No multi-day wearings between washings.
• Don't buy-up all tbe masks that medical responders need. Nearly all the masks in the stores are Dust Masks, made to keep carpenters and other tradesmen from inhaling sawdust. Expecting those to protect you from tiny viruses is like trying to filter water with a tennis racket. Plus, wearing masks everywhere is not a good idea -- without training and lots of practice, you'll contaminate the thing and then breathe a stewpot of microorganisms up-close and personal.
~ gas pump handles -- whatever was deposited on them is now on your steering wheel, and marinading on your hands as you snack while driving.
~ airline & train tray tables -- who knows when they were last cleaned and to what extent? When we saw a baby being changed on one... (bring a little plastic box of Clorox wipes when you travel).
~ bring your own food on the airplane -- you're probably doing that, anyway, since they stopped feeding you back when they started charging for carry-on luggage and made you ride with your knees in your armpits. Flight attendants have tested positive -- their hands pour drinks, dispense snacks, and pick-up everybody's garbage.
Read AND SHARE The Guide's complete feature story on the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the edition at: https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2020/02/leap-day-weekend-leaping-into.html