Here's a little treat from Istanbul...

Since returning from Istanbul, we've been playing with technology and trying to find a good way to share the footage of the band in action.  We've had some computers die, some software failures and just the rush of time to deal with; but now things are starting to come together.  In fact, here are two very different settings of the band.

The first is at our final gig in Istanbul at the Barcode Cafe on the Asian side of the city.  It was a total gas and we hated to quit playing...

The second hails from a Beyoglu jam session at our flat with lots of Turkish friends.  It seems that the LiveGuitar Cafe, under new ownership, was just not up to publicizing our gig and pulled the plug at the last minute.  So, through the blessings of the Internet and cell phones, we let our friends know... and they all jammed into our apartment for a rockin' night.  This one features our buddy, Omer Sahin, singing the classic "God Bless the Child."

We made some sweet friends during that wild and crazy week - we learned a great deal, too - and hold our friends and that region in our prayers.  The Sufi poet, Rumi, put it best:

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.

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