Carl is an aficionado of music. I met him many years ago when we tried to form a band that I sucked too hard at to make last. He made an impression on me at the time as someone full of earnest and deep appreciation for all music from anywhere. He is a deep digger and digs deeply into bands, into record bins and into the vein from which the spring of musical expression flows. He’s got a cool radio show on WRIR called “If Music Could Talk” Sitting down with him had me in a mood to do the same thing. I went metaphor mining and got very stoner English major on him. This is a long one, so use your pause button go outside and get some air and come back to it, it gets heavy maaaaan.