I must apologize profusely, for it appears I've deleted the topic discussing the May 18th show, the LA times article and Travis's amicable parting with Okkervil River. Obviously, this was an accident, and all I can say is "Oops!" (also: "perhaps deleting spam posts and banning spammers is better left to a time when I'm not sneezing so much..." because an unexpected sneeze can wreak all sorts of havoc when one's finger is poised over a mouse, apparently... the thread was unchecked before the sneezing frenzy.).
Anyway, sorry. If anyone wants to tell me how to recover the thread from the mod logs (if it's possible), I'd appreciate it.