British radio's comedy Goon Show coined the phrase "the dreaded lurgy," many years ago in reference to a plot to swamp the British Isles with the most awful malady known to man. It's an apt metaphor for what presently ails me! The thing every singer dreads is an affliction of the throat and I feel as though someone has driven a four inch spike through my tonsils. It will put my performance schedule off for at least a few days, however, it did not stop me devouring home made carne asada tacos and a sope al lengua from El Ranchito on 24th St. this afternoon. Be well and use plenty of hand sanitizer.