Matt was kind enough to do the thing I was trying (and failing) to do with this jeans theme. We now have a grey background ONLY on the post itself – not the title and footer of each post. And it’s a better grey color than the ones I was trying. So thanks, Matt!
I’m going to leave it like this for a while – I think it’s a good fix for you old timers AND let’s me continue to use this awesome theme. 🙂