I think in these troubled, fractious times, we can all agree on one thing, and that's that Jonathan Richman is the best, right? If you say no then please go listen to rooming house on venice beach and get back to me. If that doesn't fill you with nostalgia for something that you've never actually experienced (which is a hard mood to create) then you must be missing a little piece of your brain where that mood resides.
Have you ever checked out the free rag Edible Sacramento? I was reading it yesterday and these are the emotions I felt: envy, because they have so many ads from just about every good restaurant and gourmet food purveyor, sheepishness, because it's so pro compared to Midtown Monthly, confusion because the restaurant reviewer (Garrett McCord-the guy who writes vanilla garlic) used the word "shibby" in a review and I felt ignorant that I had never heard this word. It turns out it is a loathesome fake word from "dude where's my car". More confusion, when I saw he gave favorable reviews to Raja in Davis and Pronto in Sac. And then finally, relief, when I saw that Edible Sacramento is part of a national chain of publications that obviously has some deep pockets backing it. Nevertheless, it's an intriguing publication and a welcome addition to the free rag scene. They printed a recipe for peach dulce de leche gelato, and I made the base for it last night (which I would liked to have just done shots of it's so delicious) and am freezing it tonight, so I'll report back.