...but he does deserve to write about tough breaks. Shipley's a Baltimore City Paper colleague of mine and a pal - though I haven't met him yet, isn't modern life weird? - who's writing an in-depth book about Baltimore Club Music titled (yup) Tough Breaks. But he needs your assistance to make it happen; go here to get the full scoop. Help the brother out: he's a fantastic writer, good people, and he hooked me up with a review blurb for my first poetry book.