2: While my Mackie desk-style mixer is in the shop, I got a Stanton DJ mixer to tide me over, and because it's more compact and portable. It has a crossfader, and I'm discovering just how fun a toy it can be. *flick* *flick* *flicka* *flicka* *flickaflickaflickaflicka* Wheeeee! (Freudian commentary might be superfluous here.)
3: I'd forgotten just how awesome an album Lamb's Between Darkness and Wonder is.