About the only bright spot was the arrival of a couple CDs I'd ordered off half.com: Wildfires and Misfires by Jason & the Scorchers and Freeways by BTO. The Scorchers CD is an odd mix of studio demos, alternate versions, and live cuts, including a pretty fiery rendition of "Tear It Up" that has Warner Hodges and Link Wray throwing down some slammin' chords*. The BTO album isn't nearly as good, but there's at least one standout on there by my lights, the title cut.
Got some internet spaceship stuff to do and then to bed. Early. No, really.
*no, the BGM is not their cover of the Poison tune, although a cowpunk version of that would indeed be cool.