My cousin’s a surgeon and he said he only listens to beautiful music, sung sweetly by women, in languages he doesn’t understand, while he operates.  I was thinking of recording some songs in Portuguese for all his patients, prayers to a God that may be lonely and have less stuff to do.  One of those Gods who used to be really busy back when all the people used to call out his name in anguish and frustration and hope, all day long.  But who now bides his time in the heavens, whispering to all their descendants who can’t hear him.

Ida Hakkila hosts and picks out the records she plays on The Heavy Light Show, which airs on Radio Woodstock (WDST.)  She’s also been writing lately, a sitcom about God and money, and some songs in Portuguese.