I tried this for the first time recently and thought my voice sounded better than I'd ever heard it before. I took my Taylor Big Baby and sat on a rock by a narrow waterway near my house -- the channel's part of a small lake in a park downtown -- and performed for myself, six ducks, and some unseen marijuana-smokers. (Didn't turn around -- just smelled them.) My playing and singing were tentative at first, but by the third song, I was into it. I was focused on this one leaf in the water that wasn't drifting. The others were all floating lazily past. I played a game in which I tried to spot a second stationary leaf, which I never did. But the distraction took my mind off of my nerves. I wanted to do it again, this time recording myself with my Zoom Handy, but Environment Canada predicts overcast skies, rain showers, and flurries for the next several days. When I do record myself, I hope to duplicate the results with my Loudbox Mini and Mic Mechanic. But how'll I duplicate that reverie induced by that single leaf? Maybe buy a Roomba and detail it with some hypnotic stripes?