My head is spinning. I saw Mike and Dave last night playing in a little pub (Riffs Bar) in Swindon (UK). Dave was Mike's guest for a few songs which was wonderful. The sounded so great together. Mike is Zappa's old guitarist from his last touring line-up. He's the scariest guitarist I've ever seen. He was playing guitar with his left hand, keyboard with his right playing the most insane improvised solos I've ever heard. Can't wrap my head around what he pulled off. Here's how scary his brain is. I met him once for 5 mins over 13 years ago...and he remembered me. Freaked me out. Dave lent him an early 60's SG for the gig which he played through Dave's Matchless C30 head. So he wasn't even using gear he knew, he just plugged in and away he went. I've met a couple of geniuses in my time who because of the level they operate on, don't function particularly well as humans but Mike is the nicest most normal guy ever. He hung around and caught up with all his fans who traveled up from London to see him, and just chatted and seemed really normal. And yet if he came out after the gig butt naked and covered in jelly telling stories of a colony of telepathic ants that live in his brain and control his thoughts, this probably would have made more sense to me after what I'd just heard him play. My brain is struggling today just trying to comprehend it. I've been playing a long time, studied music and have a fairly decent grasp of the whole thing, but I can honestly say I have absolutely no idea how you would even start to come up with some of the things I heard Mike play last night.