Hey gang, I was really proud that our looping tour and the looping scene in general was the cover article of the local METRO SANTA CRUZ. If anyone is interested, here is the whole article: http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/01.22.03/looping-0304.html Please forgive all the hyperbola about Santa Cruz being the center of the looping universe...............it embarasses me, but as a shameless promoter for looping in general and music and art in general, it tickles me pink that we got such incredible mention. also, I hope I didn't already post this (man am I tired after all the driving from this tour, I can't even imagine how Steve feels since he has been touring relentlessly since August and still has two more weeks to go in the US), I recieved this letter from the Mayor of Santa Cruz after she had come to present INTERNATIONAL LOOPING DAY proclamations to Andre, Steve, Bill and myself at the wonderful Cayuga Vault show. If I already posted it, please forgive my enthusiasm. "Dear Rick, Thanks so much for allowing me to participate in your concert last night. The music was wonderful and the spirit of the crowd was such an example of the spirit of Santa Cruz. I realized as I was driving home that what you are doing is what will change the world. We all need to follow suit, one note at a time, one conversation at a time: be IN the moment, IN the present, with joy and love. I've been reading a book called "The Path of Least Resistance" The author is a pianist, a composer, who many years ago began trying to understand how the creative process works. He points out that one of fundamental principles of the universe is that energy follows the path of least resistance, that that path is determined by its underlying structure AND most importantly when you change the underlying structure you change the path. Last night I saw the three of you do that: laying down the underlying structure, listening to it and to one another and flowing with the energy of your musical river. Thank you...and keep it up! You're holding the planet together! Love, Emily"