I was lucky enough to see both Mike Smith and Gamble Rogers regularly in Miami many years ago, at a coffeehouse called the Flick, where Mike made up one-third of "The Flick Trio" with Barbara Christopher and Ron Kickasola. Not sure if that is the same Barbara mentioned above. I haven't heard a lot of his recent music; he used to do a lot of silly stuff in Miami. We saw him at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA a few years ago and asked him about it. He said what he is doing now was always what he wanted, but the Flick needed a comedian and he needed a job. It's nice that he's able to follow his heart nowadays, both for him and for us.