I read about this group in Time Out mag and took the F train out to Barbes, a small club with a great selection of beer and single malt scotches (had Taslisker, with smoky flavor, umm-mmm good). Warm and homey neighborhood club and Brain Cloud, (“…(whose) brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas. strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-40s radio broadcasts…”) plays there on Monday nights, with Tamar Korn doing vocals. After them was Feufollet, a Cajun band from Lafayette, Louisiana, and it was hard to hold still. In between groups I walked a block to the Han Noi Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. Later I talked to Tamar at the bar about the Mills Brothers, who used to do horns and trumpets with their voices and she told me about The Nighthawks, playing tonight at Sophia’s at 46th and Broadway, so off I go right now. And oh yes, I did go the the Book Expo today and made all my appointments on time, I am such a responsible business person.