Ooh, if you get a chance to see Ritter anytime in the near future, do take it! I got to see him earlier this year, and he was awesome. It was like he was the carrier of a super-joy-virus that infected the entire auditorium during his performance...er, something like that. But seriously, he is one of the best live performers I've ever had the pleasure of seeing.<p>
And yeah, I hope Sufjan gets in on some state album action soon, or something (I'd take anything, really). I'm excited simply by the prospect of breaking out his Christmas EPs when it gets closer to December. Good stuff.