Do you like Scotch? I (SethG again) like Scotch. I especially tend to like the peaty, smoky Islay malts. My friend Josh describes Ardbeg, which may be my favorite, as "like drinking bacon". Mmmm, So good!
But you know what? That's all I know about Scotland. (Well, that and Groundskeeper Willie...) I didn't know, for example, that Gretna Green was even in Scotland. I think there are about 60 people who live there, but apparently it's known well enough as a center for ELOPEments. As a sort of 'anvil priest' myself I'm interested in that history, but that's not what I came here to talk about.
The picture above is from the English border right at Gretna Green, and it kinda doesn't apply today--the (extremely challenging) Friday, June 20 puzzle by Mike Nothnagel (answers) is chock-full of music.
I am reminded of Pet Shop Boys' WEST END Girls and Roxette's JOYRIDE. Of Bill Haley & His COMETS, the Nitty GRITTY Dirt Band, STYX, and SUZANNE VEGA. Of Adam ANT and TRIP Shakespeare. YES once subbed for SLY and the Family Stone. We've got Sinatra and Previn, and we've got TANTO and the CMA.
And it's a good thing I had sing along music to keep me entertained--this was one of the toughest puzzles I've seen this year, and I don't think I'm quite at that level yet. But lucky for you all my stint is done. Thank you all, you've been a lovely audience. Now, this weekend, enjoy the cruciverbalistic stylings of our very own Joon.