I guess I didn't hear, or wasn't listening when BL told me about NYE. Big old log house, we were set up in front of a giant aquarium. Everything supplied, and set up when we got there. Looked like music store rentals, but somebody knew how to set up. I got an OK Peavey combo that was fine for the room, and we got a nice little EV p.a. enough mics etc. I play in two house bands, same BL. I was expecting to play classic rock- had my pedal board etc. I guess I didn't hear about- We were going to be playing standards, lounge, and show tunes. Seven pc. Bass, drums, guitar, alto and tenor sax, piano, harmonica. VERY COOL. I love playing with this piano player cause he knows I listen, and he gives me this little look that says- We're heading outside the box here- follow me. Chord voicings I've never heard before. We milked Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstien, Berlin etc. Threw in some Willie, and Patsy, some obscure blues- No set list, just call 'em as the mood hits. The crowd loved it. Jazz is not my forte, but standards are fun and easy. Offhand compliment from the BL- Woman was talking to me and asked how much rehearsal we do. I said- None. BL overhears and says 'Yeah, cause Paula knows what the **** she's doing'. Happy New Year y'all!