loopaz, hey...back in the saddle after the weekend loopstock adventure. probably got to head off list for a little while to get some work done, but i thought i would chime in for a thanks and a round of applause to y'all. what a cool day! one part concert, one part club meeting, part happening, part workshop, plus more...all shaken (not stirred) into a cool vibe concoction with beautiful weather, a great space, and a killer p.a. to boot. yowza. a few special moments still caught in my internal loop memory: matthias' guitar playing! outta sight. moving and flowing. his duet'ing with his previous passage thing was so cool that i'm gonna crib that one. jon and rick's percussion sets and positive vibes... inspiring. thanks. bill...smooth! very nice and i must pick your brain sometime about your DL4 expression pedal implementation. i find mine frustrating and you made it all feel SO organic. hans... everything supersuper except the introductions. didn't know who half of y'all were until hours were passed. next time...group intro before the tunes roll, maybe? your set was excellent. your setup was.... well.... damn! how much is Ernie Ball paying you? i want in! stan just plain ol' rocked. too bad more of you weren't there to catch his opening set. i want to see him play with a band! dr. z's "my generation" sonic mayhem segment just made my day. just to hear that much mashing going on all at once made the hair on my neck stand up. that and more, for sure, i'd like to say a bit about everyone's sets...but i gotta get movin'... thanks again. thanks everyone for your kind words for our set. it was so great to get some response for this slow (but constant) momentum Garden of Pomegranates thang that we've been woodshedding on for so long. best, rich ps. thanks and no thanks to y'all who bummed me cigarettes. i could tell i was nervous and excited to be there as i was bumming ALL DAY. shit, my lungs hurt as i haven't had a cigarette in a YEAR. back on the wagon. later...