Rick Cutler

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Transmitting From Naperville, IL... We're in a suburb of Chicago for a show here tomorrow night. It's a college town & we had a really nice dinner in the downtown area which was alive with students. It's actually a pretty cool little town although our hotel is pretty far off the beaten path. A big change from last week in Hinckley, MN where we were in a casino that seemed to be plopped down in the middle of farm country. Pretty bleak as far as things to do or see. Our meal tonight was made a little bit more enjoyable by our waiter who spotted my Miles Davis t-shirt & declared himself a huge fan, naming some of my favorite albums of the late '60s & early '70s as proof. That was a 1st. As we headed for desert at a boutique-like chocolate shop, a student type yelled out, "Miles Davis...yeah!!" Guess I've found a little oasis of good musical taste in suburban Illinois! Looking forward to the next 2 weeks which will be the longest stretch in almost 2 months without spending any time in airports. It'll be nice to have a weekend at home (even though I'll be working a lot of the time). More soon...