My new flame is the album Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. I heard some snippets of it online and knew I had to buy it (yeah, I'm one of those old fogeys who still buy CDs). It may be a while before I actually hear the whole thing because I have a tendency to listen to a song that catches my ear and then hit the repeat button -- again and again and again. I sometimes have a song or two memorized because of repeat listens before I sample anything else on an album. Anyway, if "Killing the Blues," "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us," and "Please Read the Letter" are any indication of Raising Sand's overall quality, I'm about to embark on a deeply pleasing love affair.