My exchange with the Dreamhost crew:
Bassplaying.com (Drupal) and wheatblog.com (Wordpress) are slow this
moring. They were fine last night and into the early AM. It's not just on
my end, as a user in California is having the same issues. DB slowness?
I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems. Earlier today the load on
the server was higher then normal due to a user running prohibited
processes. These processes have been terminated and now the load is back
to normal. I checked your website and its responding normally. Please
check again for yourself and let me know if you still have questions.
Everything seems good now. Too bad I missed out on some free time when I could have worked in some new features. But I'll make it happen anyway.