If Leo Kottke's "Rings" doesn't put you in a good mood…

…maybe you should have a talk with someone. (No relation)

I first saw this when I was about 16, and I snuck into Kottke's sound-check at Toronto's Convocation Hall with Zak Hanna and Paul Mesber, having shown up five hours early for the general admission gig, convinced that there would be lines stretching to the lakeshore of people hoping to get a great seat for Kottke's only Toronto gig that year.

We got great seats! But that sound-check, man, it was wonderful.