While right in the middle, literally, of recording tonight's "The Bottomless Pit," I learned of the death of Gerry Goffin, who's truly one of my artistic heroes. It crossed my mind to just rip the whole thing apart and start again, make a full-on Gerry Goffin tribute show. I opted not to do that, but I do pay tribute to him during the show. Gerry Goffin was absolutely brilliant. He's "gone" now, but the songs aren't going anywhere, certainly not during my lifetime. So, as per my original game plan, for the first part of the show I play some tracks from a couple of favorite albums by Ricky Nelson and Santo and Johnny. Then during Parts 2-3, it's a bunch of new purchases, tracks by Sharon Van Etten, Curtis Harding (pictured), the walking horror show that is Ginger Baker, Sabina, and others.