Note to self: Chris Trapper has his own web site. Chris fronted the Push Stars back when I lived in Boston. I can’t count how many of their shows Lara and I went to, in the days before kids, when we could muster the energy to stay out until 2am on a weeknight. I think we first saw them open up for Morphine at the Middle East (downstairs). Anyway, their music is just beautiful (check out Any Little Town or Wild Irish Rose), I’m so glad there’s more to enjoy.

In the headphones: Invitation. This was a staple for me and the other “jazz banders” in the late 80s, lately rediscovered on an online music service. The service also has Bright Size Life, another staple, but it requires a purchase (even for subscribers), and, no luck today, my purchase attempt was met with a “transaction failed”.