it was great meeting you, too, Forrest- and there certainly was a lot of music this past weekend! Forrest is too kind to mention this, but he had the rare "honor" of sitting next to me during Stephan Micus' (incredible beyond words) set and, halfway through, watching me weep like a disgraced televangelist. I've been an admirer of the guy's music for tens of years, and knew a little of what to expect, but he went WAY beyond that.
Jeff, you’re right, Stephan’s set was really special. His playing on two flutes was mesmerizing. The only thing I could imagine would have been ever better is if he had whipped out his flower pots or played those deeply resonant stones from his “Music of Stones” CD.
Jeff didn’t mention that he also pulled double duty by playing some sterling e-bowed and glissandoed electric guitar during the second half of Tim Story’s set. It was great to hear Tim’s music in a live setting, too. Jeff’s own set was great, too—wall o’ sound BIG guitar through his arsenal of effects and looping devices. Steve and Robert were at the top of their game, too. Pleasant dreams, Jeff!
Hats off to Stephen and Leyla for a memorable event and for coming through with a live webcast as well.