Yes yes we know and you know; nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Still, something must be in the wind tonight, blowing our way, as it did, two mighty jolts of historical Hz, crackling. I. A Gig Anniversary Hard Core Beckerphiles know the date: April 7, 1995. That makes it 24 years today since Adam Rogers (Guitar) Fima Ephron (Bass) Ben Perowsky (Drums) John Beasley (Keyboards) and\u2028 Bob Sheppard (Sax) joined Walter for the first and last live gig of his "new music" from the 11 Tracks of Whack era at Slim's, in San Francisco. For roughly 23 of those years, it was presumed that no record of the evening existed. But Lo, in amongst the stacks of DATs and cassettes we found a great-sounding recording by Dave Russell, engineer extraordinaire -- still in good condition and sounding pretty great. So to mark the date, we've dropped a cut from that rainy San Francisco evening: Cinder Annie, which was the last song of the evening before his encore. So to our resident show-goers, count off please; What’s the delta between what you hear on this tape and how you remember it in vivo? II. A Classic Web Thread By coinkidink or by quantum entanglement, one of us (D-Mod) also found herself running smack up against the classic Hall Of Fame thread -- Countdown to Infamy -- on the steelydan.com archive site. I must have read or sampled this thread dozens of times since its publication and knew well why it was a classic. Or so I thought. People I swear that reading through the whole thing -front to back --\u2028 opening every entry, following every link -- produced more chuckles,\u2028 spit-takes, and belly laughs than I remember having in years, taken together. You think you remember why it was so funny, and so great --- but you don't.\u2028 If you give yourself 30 minutes with this thing, you'll see all you've forgotten.\u2028 Many of us bemoan that Becker didn't write, He was so talented. \u2028Well, he did write, and this short story is among his finest work. Today I really needed lifting up, I really needed something to lighten something that was pinning me down...and I found it. That's why I'm pestering you all with this personal review; maybe I'm not the only one who needed this kind of lift tonight. Did anyone revisit the archive site ? Did anyone find something they had forgotten there?