There are certain things guaranteed to make me happy: my daughter's smile, late-afternoon light along the Pacific Coast, apple-pear-cranberry pie, the feeling you get entering an air-conditioned Smithsonian museum, reading poetry in German, a Cal Bears victory, and a new release from one of of my favorite bands. When that new release is from a band that has long since broken up, though, the delight is tinged with sadness. I'll take it, though. And since I'm one of the few people out there who will confess to having Wowee Zowee as my favorite Pavement album in its original state -- the reissue of Slanted and Enchanted trumps it -- I'm especially excited that it's going to be getting the expanded treatment: "Doctor's leaving for the holiday season. . ."