2. I'll be perfectly honest: I fully expected the Yankees to go up to Fenway this past weekend and win 2 games at the most; NOBODY in their right mind would've figured that they pull out a 5-game sweep. Lemme ask you, Boston peeps - are you guys done? Was this a collossal kick in the balls, or just an aberration? Because even though the Yankees somehow have the 2nd best record in the majors (without Matsui, Sheffield and a reliable bullpen or back end of the rotation), I still don't believe that they'll move past the first round of the playoffs.
3. I've had an idea in the back of my mind for a few years now about a concept album ("concept album" in this case is a shitty term, since this isn't some sort of "Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" epic story but rather a collection of songs that hang on a unified lyrical framework); I don't want to say too much about it, but yesterday I had a breakthrough and now I think I know how to start writing it. It's way too soon to call it a Good Evening thing or a solo thing; I just want to write the damned thing and then figure out what I want to do with it. In any event, it's just exciting to finally have a lyrical plan of attack, which is something I've not had in some time, possibly ever.