Tomorrow I'm leaving for an 18-day trip out of the country. This means Sensory Overload won't be as active as usual until I return to the office on Monday, Aug. 24.

However, the blog won't completely go dark. You may have noticed that Sensory has become a bit of a staff blog recently, with daily contributions from John Ross and occasional content from other Alive staffers. John will continue to post about music new and old, and various co-workers will do their best to fill in the cracks when they can. Some industrious colleague might even fill in for some of my regular features such as Lunch Break Links, What To Do Tonight and Local Love. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, I'll see you all back here upon my glorious return to the states.