Bruce Cockburn slowing growing on me, in a big way. Always liked a few earlier songs, but he's blossoming. Ditto Lucinda Williams, once I get over the cry-in-one's-beer pity. Shawn Colvin coming to NY area soon; yay. Hot blues can still be heard at Terra Blues most every night. Favorite new guy: Duncan Sheik. I think I could like Joss Stone. The new Mark Knopfler/EmmyLou Harris sounds good. And finally rented the DVD of Heart of Gold, Neil Young's concert DVD. Really grew on me with each song, and oh that Emmylou. And what's up with the extra-stoic bass player?