many years ago i opened for erik f, playing guitar and singing with another singer, at the yellow door in montreal. we taped our part of the show on cassette, and included was one of erik's pieces that began "the vikings are coming to down." hilarious of course. i have seen him a couple of times within the past, let's say seven years, working at a guitar shop on w. 4th st in the village called "matt umanov's". there was talk a week or two ago about patrick sky, and erik knew him and recorded with him in the glory days (whenever those were.) hooray for music, is what i say.