Day two of our swing state tour of 2004 starts with some rerouting. Hurricane Ivan causes tremendous damage in Pittsburgh, washing out our show at Mr. Smalls. Fred’s day job requires his return to New York, leaving Dave, Sue and the three of us to raise money for flood relief at a hastily organized in-store at Brave New World records. More catastrophic weather last year in Boulder does not stop the Denver Riot Fest, but a torrential downpour begins seconds after our set. Lightning necessitates a temporary shutdown of the proceedings, right in the middle of Flag’s set, and only some typically smooth talking by Joe Puleo gets us off the site. Two nights ago I got caught in the rain biking home from seeing Robyn Hitchcock at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, recalling a drier evening 25 years ago today at Maxwell’s, when the electric guitar duo of Georgia and I opened for Robyn.