It's a good bet that a quite a few Slice readers figured out that the cryptic musical allusion in Monday's print column referred to the title of the live Neil Diamond album “Hot August Night” (those three words also being the opening lyric of his song “Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show”). But only a handful were also willing to leave me a phone message in which they sang that short but timely phrase.
All deserve praise for courage. (Applause, applause.) But you can help decide who gets the coveted reporter's notebook by telling me which of the following song stylings you like best.
The spellings of the entrants' names are just guesses at this stage.