2) Still sick. Taking time off to recover. Going to coastal New England with my wife (that's Mrs. Enobarbus) and the offspring. I'll have the laptop, so I may be posting. Don't expect miracles.
3) Just finished the Philip Norman bio of Buddy Holly, Rave On. It is, by a country mile, the best rock and roll bio I've ever come across, particularly considering that it takes on this biggest enigma in rock history. I'd argue that more Buddy than Elvis shows up in modern rock music -- more Buddy, in fact, than anyone who wasn't directly influenced by him. That's a big thing to say about a kid who spent roughly a year and a half recording and touring, then died at 21.
4) Jarvis, who is officially the unofficial take-it-to-the-media blogger, is on a roll lately, corresponding with the rather patronizing NYT editor Bill Keller. Go see.