My old buddy Jon Valania passed suddenly on Saturday, 9/11. He was 55. Some of you might know him from his writing in Magnet, or other publications, or his blog/website Phawker, or possibly even as the lead singer & songwriter in The Psyclone Rangers (Allentown & Philadelphia based garage rock band).
While I realize I have almost every Sonic Youth album I want, there are still a few missing pieces. Streaming on archive.org while I work, there's some great stuff there for free! A Thousand Leaves is hitting the spot.