A big congrats to John and Shannon Crain on the birth of their brand-new baby daughter, Maxine Caroline Crain, born Monday, Dec. 17 (7 pounds, 8 ounces!).[image-1]

John has been one of my best friends and most amusing/talented bandmates for years. He and I still bang out noise and rockstuff in The Stiff Joints and Roosevelt, among other projects.

John and Shannon don’t normally look like this: