Tam----Ye really are "gaun yer dinger"! [Great to see that auld Ayrshire kant on the net!] But --while i do have some sympathy a,and some agreement --with the points you make. I think ye'd better haud yer horses, or Joyce, Anne , Big Davey and even Maw Burns will stop talking to you. To all the guys and gals who are so critical of repeated repertoires, quips and asides, etc., I would suggest that there's not ONE regularly performing artiste who doesn't "sin" often in that respect. If you honestly examine your own progress, I think you will probably find that when you are performing before a familiar, oft-faced audience you WILL make a concious attempt to avoid repetitive intros etc. The repertoire can be somewhat different. Many of you will be EXPECTED to sing a song which you sand the week before, and theweek before that---- Quips and asides are different. Something goes down well, you say to yourelf "I'll use that again"; but it would be foolish to use it before the same audience. One , just for instance, which I drop regularly to new Canadian audiences is " ---bien' jist aboot the only yin here that talks normal---". Works once---don't go back there next month with the same patter. And I know local audiences. They come to hear us perform familiar material, alongside any "new" stuff we may spring upon them. I'm sure all the "old hands" must have very similar experience. Tam, you tell all the folks in the Golf Hotel that big Boab frae Canada is asking for them!