It's years since you all wrote but I must reply to/for Tex. I met him in the Village in about 63/4. I thought the mud was dry between my toes... He didn't patronize me but he did protect me. I learned a lot about music and life and had fun. I last saw him in the 70's when we both ended up in Montreal. He insisted that I learn to field-strip an M1 blindfolded...just in case. BTW It was Akido he practiced. And he sent me off to study Tai Chi. I still do it and still think of him. So many stories from those years. True or not I'm glad I heard them. He was a big man. Big enough to take care of little me and teach me to take care of myself. Thanx, Tex. Have fun and call me sometime. I'll tell the fone company that the bill is obviously wrong as noone talks all night long! It worked before.