A while back my friend and teammate Julian Yeo, a jazz-singing accounting professor, asked me to write him a very short story. It’s a quick mood-setting thing for the liner notes of his new album, Deep Purple Dreams, about the character Julian used as a touchstone while recording and choosing songs for the record. The disc will be out in January, and you should check his stuff out — he’s got a lovely voice.

But if you want to read the story now, you can: it’s online as part of an interview with Julian at SFGAM.com. (It’s also on Julian’s site, but it’s locked up in a Flash lump and I can’t link to it from here.)