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This month has been incredibly interesting, not only have we played great shows, but in general.

First of all, it’s been all about Tchaikovsky. Suddenly, all I’ve been listening to and all I’ve been playing on my mid 70-s great Yamaha piano are his pieces. As a musician and as a human being I can’t help but notice that every year my appreciation for greatness changes, it becomes deeper and more intense.

Suddenly, I hear notes I’ve heard before but maybe neglected, and read words that I’ve certainly read before but they take a whole new meaning. I find that the beauty of life is actually quite simple: it’s art, creation, and the depth of a human soul. Once we dive into that, everything else suddenly becomes not that big of a deal and not that important.

Secondly, Tom was hired to help Yoko Ono/The Plastic Ono Band. They rented some guitars from us and he had to drive Sean Lennon/Cornelius around, and unfortunately for yours truly I got sick and missed the whole excitement, but he didn’t  and had a great time.

In addition, last night he went to see Richard Thompson. As you know we’re quite obsessed with Fairport Convention and covered their songs over the years - I missed that again because the nasty cold has kept me at home.

Lots of things are happening here in SF. I hope you’re all in great spirits and contemplating the soon coming beauty - Spring. We’re charging on and for our Sacramento fans we’re playing a show this Saturday at The Blue Lamp - come on by!