The last thing I attended pre-you-know-what was Jackie Green at Felton Music Hall (formerly Flynn's Cabaret, formerly Don Quixote's) in Felton, CA. I think that was in March. That's near where there were a bunch of fire related structure losses recently. Different issue, but I don't know if it's still standing. The next band I was going to see was "Stinkfoot Orchestra", a 15-piece Zappa tribute band that would have featured Napoleon Murphy Brock. That was gonna happen at the Art Boutiki, a really small place near downtown San Jose that I've never been to. Napoleon is getting up there in the years but I saw him with the first Zappa Plays Zappa tour back in 2006. Great performer. Don't know if that is ever going to happen as it seemed like a one-off. Last weekend I finally saw a live show near Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, which was a set by my local faves The Mermen. They played from the porch of a home right there on East Cliff Ave, and the crowd gathered across the street on a cliff above the beach (which was theoretically closed). The sun was shining, about 85F, beautiful and fun set with the ocean waves crashing behind. That was just before this orange layer descended on the West Coast. How about you?