Besides getting to spend a lot of time with my wife and daughter, a few serendipitous things happened this weekend. I went to visit a new music store at lunch on Friday, and was talking about ADAT stuff with them, and it turns out they had an ADAT Edit card in the store. I've been looking for one of these for about a year, and pretty much gave up hope after Alesis went Chapter 11. I got it for $150 (I know, GC blew 'em out for $100, but they only had a few, and I was too late), against a list of $400. Cool. So I spent a lot of time doing some non-linear editing in the digital domain on three demo cuts I have on ADAT.BTW, they also have an ADAT xt20 for $900, if you're interested. WHOA! What a blast. Cut out the bad notes, paste in the good ones. Ooop! I can't believe I came in half a beat too early. Oh, no prob ... just slide that note right back where it belongs. Sounds good, now just bounce it down to a stereo wave file. This could be addicting. OK, so I decided I'd drive up to El Toro GC (about 60 miles) this morning for their Labor Day blowout, since I've seen all the GC crud around here. So I'm snooping around, and what did I see? Well, a Yamaha Nathan East NE-1 equalizer. I've been thinking about one of these for about a year, too, and I was surprised to see one in the store. How much? $29! So I whipped out one of my gift surf-a-tickets from my birthday last July and snarfed that sucker right up. So I tried it out, and it really gives some nice, tight tones. I'll use it. It's a little less versatile that the SABDDI, but it's different. By the way, they had a SABDDI for $149, and I thought about you all, but I don't need another one. Went to Sea World last night with my wife and daughter to see the ice-skating show, which we did, but there was a pretty good country/cajun? band there called the Doo Wop something-or-others, out of Orange County/L.A. My daughter (who's 3) and I chatted with them on their break. Lotsa Ken's in the band. One Ken played a Pedulla Rapture bass through a GK head into an Eden D-210XLT and a D-115XLT. Very clean sound. He says he's unloading the GK to run a POD through a power amp. No sir, I don't like it, but hey, it's his gig. They were very good ... tight, with an interesting and eclectic repertoire. So there you are. Not bad, eh?