There is no theme to this week's Time Killer post. Instead, there is a choice of items that are some of the recurring themes here on Shedd's Spot, music, sports and life in and around the Nation's Capital.
First off, Dave Alvin recently released "Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women". You may recall from a prior post, that Alvin felt he couldn't record and tour with his former band, the Guilty Men, after the death of Alvin friend and bandmate Chris Gaffney. Alvin talks about that and the new CD in this Country Standard Time article. Alvin and Guilty Women play the Birchmere on July 25th.
It's been a little over four years since the voice of Baltimore sports, Chuck Thompson, passed away. In this NPR audio essay from 2005, Frank Deford remembers Thompson.
Finally, in yet another Washington City Paper flashback, Catherine Alter details how hard a time men in D.C. had meeting women in her 1996 article "Bitch Hunt". I wonder if 13 years have changed matters any?