A quick note to say the following two things:
1. An ungodly number of tasks (proofing proofs, mostly) have landed on my desk with ridiculous due dates, so I'll likely be on hiatus for most of the week. If anything truly indicative of DOOM happens, I'll let you know. Otherwise, behave yourselves.
2. I've long held the (common) view that Machine Gun Etiquette is the best album by the Damned. I was for a brief while in the 80s of the view that The Black Album was their best (I still take "Wait for the Blackout" to be among their best songs, though). Since early spring always brings me back to the Damned, I've been working through their catalog. I'm now convinced that Damned, Damned, Damned is by far their best.
A friend with whom I've discussed this shift at length contends that the move from Black Album to Machine Gun to Damned, Damned, Damned signifies some deep truth about how punk rockers age. And I have no idea what the fuck she's talking about. Over.