Rifftides reader Jim Brown writes from Chicago:
I’ve made it a habit to visit your blog daily when I’m near an internet connection and not totally overwhelmed by my own endeavors, and have been disappointed on days when there’s nothing new. I’ve finally learned that
periods of silence usually indicate research and writing, with results like the lovely new piece on Bill De Arango. Like your other efforts, this one is going to send me to the record sources for more listening.