We're in Omaha for Christmas. Santa Claus left a note for Gilgamesh and Kalypso that said their presents were too big to fit in our car. Unfortunately, there was no note for me, so it looks like I'm screwed again by the fat man. But even worse, I just read that Mr Dynamite passed away. In the words of Chuck D, "To this day, there has been no one near as funky. No one's coming even close." Rest in peace James Brown.
Later note: Check out Breath of Life's erudite synopsis of James Brown's impact on music and culture.