I got to meet up with CS today and it was great. (He's probably sleeping off the jet lag as I am writing this). We went to the local GC and checked out a Marcus Miller bass (The bass impressed the hell out of me. Chris played a bit but confessed to not having a lot of "music store chops" Coincidentally, my band's singer and lead guitarist were there and Chris got to meet them too. From GC, we went to a store called Rocker Guitars which is just down the block. No major stories there. we just went to look. They had a nice 20 year anniversary Sterling, but the $2499 price tag failed to please. Then, we went to my, and CS's favorite stop of the tour, Real Guitars, which contains a guitar store (one of the guys on staff has a gig lined up with Bobby Vega on bass - wanna go with, Jazzbo?), Dan Ransom's workshop (Ransom Guitars) and Gary Brawer's string repair shop. (Brawer is known for doing repair work for Joe Satriani). Funnily enough (not really, they told us they'd be there), we met my bandmates again. After leaving, they told me they joked that we were going to follow them to their next destination, which was Taqueria Cancun (keep that detail in the back of your mind, it'll come back to you in another thread) By then, CS's jet lag was getting the best of him so I delivered him safely back to his hotel room. But what we did most was talk. Gigs, TBers and other stuff. I didn't know he had lessons with Steve Lawson. Great time all around. Have a good time in CA, CS. It was nice meeting you. Sorry you can't be at our gig monday, but maybe we'll play in Luton Beds someday!