thanks mit! That's the best compliment a guy could get... There is an *incredible* amount of great music in mapolis/st paul these days. there always has been, but there is such a diversity these days and lots of cross pollination of styles and players. The studio scene is really tough though. most of the biggest, best players have either closed,moved or are on the fence. lots of home studios, people like me, etc. I'd love to hear *any* comments from other folks, and thanks for taking the time to listen!