Few people know the reason we play "Freebird." The fact is, early on, I had to get my wife's approval for every song I wanted to add to her precious setlist. She ruled the band like an iron-fisted dictator, and when I said I wanted us to learn "I Know a Little" from the "Street Survivors" album, (in my opinion, their very best work,) she complained that no one would know it. In truth, I think she just didn't want to master the bass line. She said we should play a more well-known Skynyrd song, and I said under no circumstances would I play "Sweet Home Alabama," and she wanted "Tuesday's Gone," or "Simple Man." I said, "well, people already shout out 'Freebird,' so why not play that?" and that's how that started. Anyway, our guitar player has been playing some of the guitar breakdown from "I Know a Little," at some of our rehearsals lately, and he and the drummer want to play it. I spent a few hours working on the twenty or so second piano solo, and it appears I am possibly going to be able to nail it. I know, I know, probably to some people it doesn't sound all that hard, but for me, this is a major accomplishment. I can already do it at about 3/4 speed, and I know if I just keep working it, I will pull it off, and we will do the song. It's a great song; probably one of my all-time favorite Southern Rock songs. So the fun just keeps on coming.