played solo at the greenwood inn last night, it was great to see so many friends! some nights are easy, some are a battle - last night fell into the latter category for sure. the battle was between me and my guitar - the pickup battery went first. then while i was changing the battery i broke a string. then after i got the guitar all set the battery went in the tuner. i changed that battery and the tuner went. finally i tuke the tuner out of the equation, and the guitar sounded good again. so, in the end, while the guitar won the first few battles, i won the war. special thanks to my sister Pattie for running out to get some batteries - you're the best!