in 1997, after 16 years on the new england folk circuit, i returned to my hometown of Seattle to make my re entry into its rock scene. the grunge era was over so i felt safe gettting togetherr a band with ex soundgarden drum tech, gregg keplinger.. i had 20 songs and we had recorded six of them when circustances took me to north carolina and the project was aborted. during the tume we were recording, u worked as a santa claus and the lake forest ark mall. the reason i bring all this up is because one day a pre teenager asked me santa for an album by the presidents of the united states. that night, by sheer circumsance, the presidents were backing me up on thus song at a record company christmas party. litte did that kid know that santa would be singing wuth hus favorite band that very night. this was a memorable accudentt as it so perfectly represents the double life i have always led. so here, 23 years late, i am covering kicks, and another record company has jus told me they are rereleasing their entire catalog and some unreleased materal as well, and are interested in putting out a single of two sogs from that 1997 session with gregg. these are the side benefits of old age. was any of this relevant?