Am tied up with writing and errands so far today, but had to drop a note here. I was listening to a recording of Aretha Franklin's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" last night, and haven't been able to forget it since. This is a somewhat different version, but possibly more impressive. I know Aretha is an iconic figure now, but when I hear labored vocals like hers at the Obama inaugural, I have to go back to the days when she could sing anything. Anything! All right, so "Elusive Butterfly" defeated her. But pretty much anything.