Thanks to the Third Floor's recent nuptials, blogging has been less-than-sporadic around here the past few weeks. Please forgive; today we're starting again in earnest.Baton Pass:'s appointment as the's new music director (starting in '07), and the surrounding brouhaha, may be old news, but it's still worth taking a look at some of the out-of-town press. Well, first, check out theSun's, which contains all the local daily's reportage. Then visitNew York Timesmusic critic Anthony Tommasini's smart piece on. For a more standard take, it doesn't get much more straightforward than Lev Grossman'sTimemagazine.Left Coast:FormerSuneditor in chief John Carroll's recent departure from his post at theLA Timeswas mentioned onlylocally. For a more thorough look at what's going on, you couldn't do better thanLA Weeklycolumnist Nikki Finke'sreport.Reason to Be Crabby:D.C. beats Baltimore with this greatWashington City Papershouldn't--have-done-this-story about theof' crabs. Hint: It ain't the bay.