as sweaty-outdoor-gig season approaches, a quick tip, though I'm sure some of you already know: keep a travel-size thingie of baby powder in your gig bag, and when things get hot sprinkle a little on your fretting hand. Kind of like pool-cue chalk, keeps things nice and slippery. A gig saver in extreme conditions, and darn nice when it's only just hot. Keep it in a plastic bag, though, or it's baby powder everywhere. Try it once (99 cents!) and see if you don't get converted.