This past week I was in Texas having a grand ole’ time. DJ Reborn and I performed a swift 25 minute set in celebration of the AT & T Performing Arts Center down there in Dallas. It was the big gala opening. Our set was part of a larger set, and I found myself sharing the stage and hanging out back stage with the likes of Debra Monk, Alan Menken, Greg Kinnear and Bruce Willis who hosted the event (and whose hand I was holding at curtain call-the surprising, strange life of show business). The whole event was directed by James Lapine and produced by the great Lou Adler (who I was able to speak with briefly and I asked him about his time in the studio with Sam Cooke). It was a great experience, 1st class all the way including the flights. And it’s true they do everything big in Texas. One afternoon before rehearsal for the show, me and Reborn inquired about maybe getting a little brown rice to go with our meal, and I swear they brought out a HUGE tray, enough to feed like 15 people-we ate brown rice for three days straight~!