Mark is in London; my brother, Michael, who'd planned to visit today, canceled his trip; and it's raining, raining outside. I've been reading fellowship applications since three. My eyes hurt. I'm taking a break, entertaining myself with a question: what band would Herman Melville have listened to if he were young-ish today? This is what I've come up with, the San Francisco-based band Xiu Xiu (pronounced Shu Shu). See what you think.