For the most part, this strategy worked. The caramel latte improved my wakefulness, but not my attention span. Moving and deleting email messages is a weird form of satisfaction achievement.
After a while, I left and went to Sonic Boom to buy the Unicorns CD that someone recommended when I told them that I was having a Microphones day. I don't really think that the comparison was completely valid. I think it will take another listen before I should be too judgemental.
Soon I'll be going to hear Jonathan Goldstein at Zeitgeist. It's another part of the Seattle nextbook series. Again, no tickets so who knows?