Nicole - no need to apologize, I appreciate your thoughts.
WYSIWYG - I have been thinking about playing out in the parks this summer if nothing else comes through. The problem (as you know) is that the good Mayor Daley has made it tougher to play anywhere in the City of Chicago without some kind of permit. Last thing I heard, they were even assigning "performance artists" spots on specific corners, outside the zoo, by the Lincoln Park Lagoon, etc. That would be too much of a drag to be believed. Like going to work. . .
But I can't think of a way I'd rather spend this summer than playing. It's been so long since I've had that luxury. Real life keeps intruding.
BTW - when are you going to be getting back into the the Chicago area?
Catch you all later. Have a wonderful day