and we have a gig at Cafe Smitten here in Bakersfield this Friday. First Friday here is always a play for free gig at a coffee house, on the sidewalk, in front of the music store. The listeners are a steady flow,and since we’re mostly retired, getting paid or not is unimportant. Two hours of frivolity and hitting the Millennials with Bob Wills, Leon Russell, Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Stones, Santo and Johnny, Buddy Holly, Ry Cooder is always a treat. The drummer, Lumpy, called me and said his groin was swollen after a rather vigorous massage. Next morning, he had a tennis ball sized hernia. Recently moved from Bakersfield to LA, he diesnt have a primary doctor yet. I suggested duct tape and under armor. We will see if the gig really happens.