Eleven years ago this night Mick held court to a gathering of people who fell under his spell. Kids at his feet and grownups behind them like a family reunion picture. Old friends of Mick's met Jon at Starbuck's and followed him back to the house ablaze with Christmas lights in February. Susie and I performed in the kitchen. Mick held his audience in thrall in the palm of his hand with songs and stories...and a few tall tales. Raising his finger, leaning in with a grin. Opening and closing his eyes unaware of his power. I left that house years ago but the night and the room are bookmarked in memory. Days gone by...