Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming my old friend Todd Sheehan to the Basement. I hadn’t seen him in quite a few years though we have communicated electronically quite a bit. Todd has my old gig as timpanist in the Evansville (IN) Philharmonic. (Notice how I indicated the state in which Evansville resides. There is, I believe, an Evansville in Illinois, though I doubt they field an orchesta.)
We cooked out on the patio as custom requires in late spring and then went down to a hipper neighborhood to catch another old friend, Peter Mayer and his band. All in all it was an outstanding reunion that I look forward to repeating in the not so distant future.