Again, your kind words are appreciated very much. I'm happy that you are enjoying the live DVD and hope you enjoy Methods and Mechanics. You are correct that any artist benefits substantially more from their own web site sales so I hope you'll consider the link below when you are ready for the MM2 DVD. As well there is a transcription/companion book for the first DVD (the one you are waiting for) from Hudson Music available on their site.
Here's wishing you many happy musical hours!
Listening to yourself is the best way to hone in on grove, sound, feel, timing, etc. Anything you work on will translate onto a recording device for you to objectively analyze. It's a matter of being honest with yourself and making the adjustments in your laying to get it to sound the way you wish to.
I hope that helps!