Oh my God, you guys, Susan Oetgen's second Likeness to Lily album is almost out! Susan is a beautiful singer that I met through my brother. She's trained operatically but has been composing for and singing in an eclectic jazz/pop band for a few years. She's got a gorgeous voice that I find mesmerizing. Her songs tend to be sad and focused on the struggles of love (first album) and war (the second album). I probably saw almost ten of their live shows in NYC in 2006-2007. A very special group and as of yet unsigned and not well known. Also check out her Fairwell, Recruit video.
And now since the trip is essentially officially over save for the house buying part, here's the map of the trip Oct 2007-Sept 2008.