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Yet another update...
No, I haven't really done anything more on that paper. I'm a horrible horrible slacker, I know.

But I did find the website of a place here in Dallas that stocks UK food and other goodies. Might have to check it out next time I'm on Greenville in daylight... Oh, the site? http://worldservice-uk.com ...I'm particularly interested in trying Mars bars without almonds...

I've also been downloading various versions of the song "Gloomy Sunday" (a good and depressing jazz song) and comparing them. I've decided I don't really like any of the "modernized" covers, but some of the more recent ones are quite nice. As a rule, the more traditional the orchestration, the better the song works, in my opinion. Bjork does a particularly nice rendition (which was actually the first version I ever heard), and Sarah McLachlan's isn't bad either, even if she does go out of her way to show off her range (as usual). I'm rather ambivalent about Elvis Costello's version, but it's not unbearable. The version from the Blair Witch soundtrack annoys the hell out of me--it sounds like it's being whispered by a 90-year-old Southern belle on her deathbed. Of course, the best versions are the old ones--Paul Whiteman and Billie Holliday are the only 2 I've been able to track down, but they're both great.

Anyway...I should at least try to work. Maybe. I think.
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