Last Thursday, I played my best gig ever. The 17 piece Glenn Miller style big band I play with was the entertainment for a banquet of retirees and we were great. It was there kind of music. Everything clicked. My drumming was the beat I've ever played. The band rotates players in and out and is usually only as good as whomever shows up. Although we didn't have our top personnel, everything clicked. We were in the groove. The audience appreciated us and showed us at every opportunity. The better we played, the better they liked us. The better they liked us, the better we played. It was awesome. Something to be said about appreciation.