Was yesterday the longest day ever or was it just me? No matter, we’re here at Friday now! In just a few hours we’ll flip the hourglass to “weekend” and the sands within will rapidly descend until you are back at your desk Monday morning, so try not to waste the very tiny amount of time you get over the next few days by doing dumb stuff like looking at the Internet. I mean, do what you want, but take it from your pal Al, you will hate yourself a lot less if you don’t spend any of your valuable time staring into the screen of disappointment, dysfunction, and sorrow. Hey, if you have not checked out Anna Meredith’s debut album Varmints, you absolutely should. (Lead track “Nautilus” is almost four years old and is still amazing.) It’s all over the place, but in a way that only really good things are. Enjoy.