Guess I can't say I'm surprised there's not a lot of interest in the
exciting topic of logging.
I ended up creating a super class "FormattedBufferedLogger" and
initializing it in each of the environment files. The
FormattedBufferedLogger (which rolls off the tongue I know), overrides
#add to do some formatting magic and then calls #super
Note that config.logger didn't work at all. I had to redefine the
RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER constant. Like so: