At our Molly gig, Mark was talking of doing just the right frequency of gigs. He was playing 6pw, 7pw was pushing it, but he's a pro so this is his job. I'm no pro and that would be a stretch. But just back from Antarctica, a week now, and it's been musically busy. Four gigs in one week. First up was Molly and that's already written up on CJ. Then a DJ gig for a disabled home Christmas party for a friend. How much fun was that? No stress, relaxing and listening to some fave music. And people are paid for this? The task of a muso is much more demanding, not least the years of practice. Perhaps also more satisfying; certainly more inventive. The other two gigs were for Red Hill Primary School's end of year get together. It's a semi-regular gig for us and a great pleasure, especially given my kids' connection with RHPS. Then a 50th birthday party for a lively woman and friends and family at a local winery. It's been a busy week just off the ships but all gigs were a real pleasure and featured some hot playing. Now for a quieter Christmas.