Sometimes it's awfully hard to think about music when everything else--like, say, your House of Representatives--is pissing you off. Please sign this petition if you haven't already. (I've worked on projects for NPR and PBS in the past, but don't let that dissuade you.) And if you're in New York, go check out The Design of Dissent, a new exhibit at the SVA Gallery. I saw it on Monday and it's pretty great--a real call to arms.