Regular readers will know that we have often benefited from guest posts on less-trafficked cultural matters from the One True Maverick, Vance. (Technically, Dr. Vance Maverick, but we don’t stand on ceremony. But go on, ask him, how do you transform a tree?) We’re pleased and grateful to have Vance join us as a regular poster. Now, please, in respect, let’s all have four minutes and thirty-three seconds of listening to the sounds in your vicinity.