I'm not dead. I've just been working on a work project that's keeping me really busy (not that I am complaining about the work, mind you). I just surfaced for a few minutes to update this since a few people had expressed concern.
A big highlight for me in the past few weeks is a concert I attended Friday night with a friend who flew in just to go with me...
I found a link with some info for the show a few nights before...but this'll give you an idea of what it was. Lyle Lovett (the Godhead in my music trinity), John Hiatt, Joe Ely and Guy Clark on a stage together just playing guitars and singing. And I had fourth row seats, sitting about 20 feet away from Lyle Lovett (close enough to see his feet tapping when the other guys were singing, and every expression on his face). It was absolutely amazing, and I don't think I can ever go to another concert because it won't ever be as good as this.
Back to work. Will do a Real Update™ as soon as I can.