First, a reminder to vote on the last of the Sweet Sixteen games today: (14) Low vs (2) Concrete Blonde and (1) Joy Division vs (5) PJ Harvey & Nick Cave. Voting ends 3/24 at 9am Arizona time.
Or, if you prefer to just read the essays, then: Kenneth Caldwell weighs in on the merits of "Words" vs. Megan Campbell on the sadness of "Joey." And Nicole Walker reps PJ Harvey & Nick Cave, and also, randomly, William Blake, Bongwater, Velvet Underground, and Gordon Lightfoot vs. Kate Bernheimer's dive into old school days with "Atmosphere."
Or: your scores from the games that just finished:
(1) ELLIOTT SMITH 78, (4) Gary Jules 44
(7) TRACY CHAPMAN 74, (6) Kate Bush 53
Good news, then: Smith and Chapman will meet in the Elite Eight on Friday. I'll save the analysis for tomorrow's wrap-up. The March Sadness Elite 8 games tip-off tomorrow at 9am, and it's all the top seeds bringing it: (1) The Cure vs (2) Radiohead and (1) Neutral Milk Hotel vs (2) Jeff Buckley.