Back in NYC...Yes!!! 21 hours door-to-door from Rio. Who knew there was an air traffic controllers strike in Brazil!! In any case, it's great to be home. Just want to mention a really nice gig I have coming up in upstate NY on July 7 with singer Joyce Lyons whos CD I had the pleasure of playing drums on not too long ago. It was arranged by my good buddy Lee Musiker who was Tony Bennett's musical director for a number of years. Besides myself, the other members of the trio accompanying Joyce will be Mike Abene on piano & Jay Leonhart on bass....not too shabby! For more info, check out the website: www.taconichills.k12.ny.us/community/pac & go to the upcoming shows page. There's much bio info on everyone. Should be a lot of fun.