Hello Michael - Big Droppings dropped in my lap today - excellent work! Very nice stuff. I'm curious what the rules are for recording and selling the compositions of others. I understand there must be some kind of renumeration - but it's obviously not prohibitive. Can you explain a bit about the process of getting clearence on those songs? Did you record them first and then seek rights? Do you pay up front and then for each copy sold - or for each copy manufactured? I'm curious because there is obviously hundreds of versions of some of these songs. Is that enuff questions? Thanks - great CD! BTW- I noticed BD was recorded in Albany - my hometown! Schenectady actually.