I went to see my friend, Chris Byars, play at Joe’s Pub the other night. His band, The Chris Byars Octet, recently released a new album, Night Owls. You should go out and purchase many, many copies of his CD, because the band kicks ass. In all seriousness, it was a terrific concert by awesome musicians at a great venue. It makes me so happy to know talented people like Chris, and I am thrilled to be able to share the fruits of their creativity and passion.