Still here in jury duty, but in my immense boredom, I wanted to share some music that was introduced to me by the NPR song of the day. NPR isn't cutting edge about much, but they have certainly gotten my ears up about a long-lost songwriter named Connie Converse. One of those long-gone lonely women, who has apparently since "disappeared," Converse sounds like something out of an old Kerouac text. Sorry, I'm a sucker for stories like this, especially when it comes coupled with introspective folk-ish music. Lau derette records have reissued her only recordings under the title How Sad, How Lovely. It's out now. Hear a track at NPR. Certainly worth further investigation.