It occurs to me that, although my cells already know every note of this music (after years of listening to pass-on audience tapes), some of this may be a treat for any of you in the mood for Solstice-celebratory instrumental jazz. (I just found this set of MP3s, made from crisp, first generation soundboards, at Archive.org.) fredcritter take note: this is pleasant ambiance to hang upon an eight-sided whispering hallelujah hatrack (or maybe that's "Hatrak," if you're looking for a place to stash your seven-league boots).
Light/first-time experimenters with streaming music: If you click directly on a link, your music player may spend a lot of time downloading the file before you get to hear it. Right-click on a URL, copy it, and paste it into your player as a "streaming URL," and the music will start immediately.
Wishing everyone a Happy Solstice (or holiday/religious celebration of choice). I've been quiet, with a couple of $1/word writing assignments to keep me busy (almost as if I were a working journalist, again). Looking forward to a few mid-winter s-f conventions (Potlatch, Corflu, and maybe Confusion).