Mr. Watt - it's an honor to be able to post in this forum. I can't say I'm terribly familiar with your career, but I can dig up my old copy of "fromohio" and have it bring back some most pleasant recollections! Anyway, what's bugging me is this: I'm not one of those players who can keep a catalog of hundreds and hundreds of songs in my mental file cabinet for years and years. Right now I'm playing with a particularly prodigious fellow who probably remembers every song he's ever played. Even worse, he teaches guitar at a music store, so he spends large parts of his day learning new songs at the behest of his students. And if that's not bad enough, my drummer can likely tell you how an old song is arranged just because he recalls listening to it on the radio years ago. It's not like I'm wildly outclassed by these guys as players - in fact they courted me for over a year to play with them. At practice though, I find myself making requests like "lets go over anything we haven't played in a couple of months." They go along, but with a bit of a shrug sometimes, apparently feeling it unneccesary. So, am I missing some element of mental/memory discipline that all musicians should have (and how can I cultivate it), or is it fairly common for players of otherwise similar abilities to have greater or lesser 'encyclopedic' abilities?