Oooh, I remember being so excited when Goddess In the Doorway was all set to come out. That was in late 2001, when I still had a bottomless supply of turbocharged enthusiasm for things like new albums coming out. Because Mick Jagger and that band of his don’t keep themselves as busy as they used to, and I did come on the tail end of their career, it was an unusual event to have something new to anticipate. I recall there was a listening booth at our friendly local Wal-Mart (upscale me, I know) with ten second snippets of three tracks. That was tantalizing. That was something I visited a lot. I still have the little “Coming Soon!” placard I stole from that selfsame Wal-Mart. It’s hanging over my bathroom sink, for inspiration – it shows Mick’s bum in nice trousers. You can guess what I wanted for Christmas that year. The awesome part is, I did get it for Christmas, and I was thrilled with it and still am. It’s a fucking really good album.