if only the title were true. for my friends who aren't from this part of the country, central texas is in a bad way right now. record-shattering drought and triple digit temperatures for months at a time have turned the area into a tinderbox. since the beginning of fire season in texas, an area roughly the size of connecticut has burned, including, tonight, a portion of the apartment complex i live in. it is a desperate time for a lot of folks. if you would like to help, here is a link that outlines what materials are in need and who to get in touch with to contribute your time, money or services. also, one of my favorite bands in the world, and a swell bunch of fellows, centro-matic, are donating all proceeds from their online sales this saturday and sunday to help victims in the particularly hard-hit community of bastrop. so, if you haven't picked up the new record yet, or want to get something for a friend, this weekend would be a great time to do that and help your texan neighbors in the process. in the meantime, everyone stay safe, be careful and hope for rain.