Yes indeed Tbers, I met up with our own Gard last Friday night (8/16/02) and all I can say is, when are you and your band coming back to NYC? Man that guy can play! And the band is fantastic as well. Latin jazz is one of my favs, and these guys lit the place up! I don't think there was anyone sitting down after the second song. Then, as an added bonus, I forgot that Tito Puente Jr. was going to be there as well. I introduced myself to Gard just before their set started and then we talked for about two hours after it ended. A most pleasant evening and some very good conversation. (Yes TBers, we was talkin' 'bout you ) Gard man, now you got me Jonesing for a Zon. That NS upright is way outta my reach for now, but, maybe someday. Why did I drink that monster sized glass of whiskey? I ordered a double Jameson's on the rocks, but, the barmaid gave me a huge glass that had to have about 6 or 7 oz of booze in it, and being the pig that I am, yes, I drank it all. Well that nice young lady that kept pulling her dress up over her head while dancing offset my being loaded; I guess she'd bought new bloomers that morning and wanted to show them off. Hey, no complaints here. Anyway Gard, it was very nice to finally meet someone from Talkbass. I hope I have the pleasure again in the not too distant future. Apologies to Joe Nerve and Nino Brown. I'd wanted to catch your bands as well that night, but, Gard and I got caught up talking, and then It was time to go home. Next time, guys. Mike J.