Two of my favorite albums this year are Baths’ Obsidian and Superhuman Happiness’ Hands. I highly recommend you check them out.

A big big thank you to everyone who came by at SPX this past weekend! And welcome, new readers. The show was a blast, as it always is.

And hey, speaking of radio: did you know that I volunteer with a community radio station in Chicago? It’s true. (All the Charlie/Ken indie rock radio jokes are based on personal experience at CHIRP Radio.) Anyway, as a commercial-free independent community station, we need to raise funds to keep ourselves going. We are in the midst of a fundraising period, and because this is important to me, I am giving away original drawings and commissions to people who donate at least $10. You can read all about what I’m offering here. But don’t delay! The fund-raising period ends this Friday.

I offered sketches at SPX in exchange for donations to CHIRP Radio, and I want to thank David, Ruby, Abbey and Amanda, and Shawn for donating there.