2) see swoon give a guided tour of some of her beautiful beautiful work here- http://www.nytimes.com/nyregion/ (click on the image on the bottom right hand side)
3) i am 90% certain i am taking the tiger lillies to new orleans in november, a few other dates in other locales are churning. wild.
4) i got a package full of new cds to review for kitty magik. nice.