In the early days of the Dnote we had a friend named Rob who would make us DJ mixes. My brother Matthew kept them and I got them from him recently. Listening to one of them this morning was a great experience, a very skilled DJ mix, with such surprises as White Stripes "I think we are going to be friends"set to a hip-hop beat and mixed with soundbites from Napoleon dynamite. Provenance! Providence!
I placed Rob in the doorway of the mausoleum. This is a new favorite ritual, putting people in the doorway, dancing for them, imagining them they're alive here and with me, people I love.