(1) Go here.
(2) Scroll down to the link that says “Northwest Passage.”
(3) Read what Lileks says.
(4) Click on the link, which will cause your computer to download an mp3 file containing Woody Herman’s 1946 recording of “Northwest Passage.”
(5) Crank up the volume really loud.
(6) Enjoy yourself.
Optional extra-credit assignment:
(7) Read “Elegy for the Woodchopper,” the chapter about Herman in A Terry Teachout Reader.