I can sing and play some of my songs at gigs. But just a handful. And that's not enough. And since gigging is yesterday's papers, I've started a learn-a-few-more project. It's something I should've done a long time ago: 1. I put all my instruments into their cases except the flattop. Eliminated the competition, reduced the distractions. 2. I made flash cards with the titles of maybe about three dozen songs. (Yes, choosing was hard.) 3: I put my trusty flattop on my lap and started working my way through the pile, this way: - If I play it right the first time, it gets a check mark and gets rolled over. - If I don't, it gets an X. I keep trying until I get it right. Then I roll it. 4. When I get to the end of the pile, I'll start over. 5. As soon as a card gets three checks in a row with no X's in between, I'll consider it learned. So far, I have about twice as many checks as X's. But I haven't gotten the hard ones yet. But the time I'm done, I expect they'll be running about one-to-one.