Assorted flavors: … So I got a latte (ah, caffeine, caffeine) and stopped into Virgin Mega. Shuggie Otis sings “Strawberry Letter 23,” and the song sounds like Neil Young trying to channel the Isley Brothers covering Crosby Stills and Nash. (Wow, trippy.) Blasphemy, I’m sure, but I prefer the Brothers Johnson cover. Came back and slapped on Finley Quaye’s “Maverick A Strike.” I’m feeling “Ride On And Turn The People On” when Quaye opens up with: “My bassman is a ghost, and my ghost is a newscarrier. Newscarrier, back me up, man!” And this line: “This is the future/I ain’t gonna shoot ya.”

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