It's looking pretty likely that we will, in fact, be able to make it to Farpoint 2009, thanks to the kindness of friends. Further bulletins as they bull. Or, uh, something.
As I'm walking home from the dojo tonight, I'm listening to the iPod feature on my iPhone, and the following three songs play in a row: "Success Story" by The Who, "Tourist Town Bar" by Michael McCloud, and "Don't Quit Your Day Job" by Steve Rosenhaus, all three of which are first-person songs about the life of a musician, based on the bands' experiences (The Who song's about a superstar rock band, McCloud's is about a guy who plays the same bar in Key West every night, and Rosenhaus's is about someone trying to make it as a musician but for whom it's not his only thing going).
I was hoping the next one would be "Stagefright" by The Band to keep the theme going, but alas, it was not to be....
Sometimes the shuffle has a sense of humor, obviously.