I did get the new bicycle in an abstract sense yesterday, but I won't be able to pick it up till Tuesday. They have to assemble it and transfer my accessories. But I'm not bikeless; they let me take my old one back.
(That's literally true; I paid for the bike and walked out to get lunch and thought wait! Went back and "borrowed" my old bike, sans accessories, from their shop downstairs.)
After writing for a few hours I met Gay at Club Passim and we spent the evening enjoying David Mallet's singing and playing. He noted that he first played there 34 years ago – we first saw him not long after that, in '83. Excellent voice and guitar, both fingerstyle and flat-pick, with a good bassist playing one of those curious electric hybrid basses. He wrote "The Garden Song" ("Inch by inch; row by row…") and other down-East songs.
I've been practicing almost daily; the guitar and music have taken over the couch in this little apartment. I have to get in shape for Archon next week, where I'll be doing a half hour of my own "filk" compositions.
Right now I have a solid cold that's helping me on low notes. Have to compensate for that next week – at least I hope the cold will be gone then.
Today I'm meeting Gay in Somerville in the afternoon for a strange street thing celebrating silly music, the HONK! Festival (http://honkfest.org). Will report.