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In Utica, New York there is a coffeehouse called Virgo Bat & Leo Phrog's coffeehouse. I perform there a few times a year. On November 22, 2002 I played there and was given a shot of love and a shot of hope by the people there. I want to use this space to say Thank You to everyone who was at the show and to Robin and Garret for fighting the important fight it takes to stay in business and provide this so badly needed place for people to connect with each other and with the world in general. If every town had a place like this it would be a much better world. You guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because of everyone at that show on the one hand, and a woman named Olga on the other, right now my heart is stuck half in Utica and half in the cobble stone streets of Prague. I will count the days untill I go back to both of these places.
Soon I'll put some songs from the show on my MP3 site. I don't know if a recording can really capture the connection I felt with that audience, but it will have some of the energy at least.

Thanks also to my die hard fans/ friends in Albany for saving an otherwise bleak night!!!

I am hoping to somehow record and press a Christmas CD in between now and December, and if I get it done it will be available at all December shows or by mail order.

Monday, November 25th 2002

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