Ma Baldwin phones from the East Coast.
Ma: I got a question for you.
Ma: Your dad and I were at church, and I was telling some people about Seattle and what a big music place it is. But I couldn’t remember the name of that one band. That band you like.
Me: [Inwardly sighs] Nirvana. You’re probably thinking of Nirvana, Ma.
Ma: Not Nirvana. After Nirvana.
Me: Pearl Jam?
Ma: No, no. This is a newer band. All women. And they’re named after a street, a street in Olympia, I think.
Me: Named after a … Wait, Sleater-Kinney?!
Ma: That’s it, Sleater-Kinney. I couldn’t remember their name.
Ma: Hello? Are you still there?
Me: Yeah, yeah, I’m here. I’m just kind of, you know — I’m all choked up with pride right now.