Picked up Mike Gordon's solo CD, "Inside In" on Tuesday and I love it!!! Now, granted, I am an avowed Phishhead so many might expect me to like it, but I actually think it's better than Trey's, Fish's and Page's side projects. Trey's stuff is great, but something about Cactus' music just screams "range" when it comes to songwriting. I really was not expecting much, because I'm often disappointed by side projects, but I am really diggin' on this one. There are a number of guests on the CD, such as Bela Fleck, Col. Bruce and Fish himself. Together, all of the parts blend quite nicely, making for a very textural recording. Standouts: "Couch Lady" - featuring some decent layered guitar work by Cactus himself (in fact, he plays guitar throughout the CD, as well as some banjo parts, accordian, pedal steel, harmonica, percussion). "The Teacher" - Has some nice slide by Gordon Stone and a nice C/W vibe, but with some interesting vocal/instrumental twists "Soulfood Man" - Cactus at his funky best "Outside Out" - features MC900-Ft Jesus-like rap from Cactus. "Major Minor" - Some nice Cactus bass work. Russ Lawton's bangin' the skins and Gordon Stone on Pedal steel. "Take Me Out" - nice C/W-ish tune. More solid pedal steel work from Stone as well as Bela on banjo. Nice vocal work from Cactus. I recommend this one. I really dig it.