Good Morning, RVA: Fresh Blood

New music from a bearded Richmonder, bad financial news from the city, and a rabid raccoon. Just another day in RVA.

Good morning, RVA! It’s 62 °F and today looks super mild with highs possibly topping 70 °F. There’s a chance of rain throughout the afternoon and things begin to cool down a skosh as we head into the weekend. You’ll probably see at least one person wearing premature flip-flops today.

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Big-time Richmond musician Matthew E. White released his new album Fresh Blood, which you should most definitely listen to and purchase with American currency. Matt’s currently busy touring the world, but will stop back home on April 11th for a show at the Broadberry.

Welp. The RTD reports that the independent firm auditing the city’s finances has quit because the Finance Department is a total shit show. Can we get Superintendent Bedden in there, maybe? Everything’s #betterwithbedden, right?

Hold on to your butts, even more bad news from City Hall: Mayor Jones uses an AOL email account.

Henrico woman, 75, strangles rabid raccoon at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

ISIS hacked Colonial Williamsburg’s website; now they’re coming for our tricornes.


  • #14 Hokies survived a last minute layup that just wouldn’t go and topped Wake Forest, 81-80. They’ll move on to face #6 Miami tonight at 9:00 PM on ESPN2.
  • The Atlantic 10 tournament kicks off tonight at 6:30 PM as #13 George Mason takes on #12 Fordham.
  • Caps host the Rangers tonight at 8:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

Why I’ve quit writing about my children

Whenever he was with her, he wondered if she was collecting little pieces of him. No doubt the way my mother, having seen herself in my work time and again, shifts uncomfortably in her seat when she realizes the conversation I’ve initiated veils my real purpose – to puzzle through a childhood memory so I can write about it. Why do I think my parents are fair game for my work, but I draw the line with my children? I didn’t always make a distinction.

This is the cost of hanging out with writers. Of course, if you’re an adult, you can just yell at your writer friend and ask her to leave your charming anecdotes out of her next piece. Children aren’t always in the position to yell at their parents (about this particular thing, that is).

This morning’s Instagram

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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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