I've been lucky enough to have a lot of incredible musical experiences in my life, but having the opportunity to be part of Jealousy Curve and Friends: A Benefit Concert for Michael Leavy ranks right up there at the top. When a rock show becomes a platform to reinforce all the things that are good within us - love, friendship, compassion, community, family - then you have something pretty special. Michael Leavy is just that sort of special human being that inspires those good things in all of us who know him. He has been a friend, a musician, songwriter, and artist I truly respect, he's been an honorary member of IKE as a fill-in drummer, he has done graphic design for numerous projects of mine. To put it succinctly, he's a mensch. Seeing him grinning from ear to ear as he watched over the proceedings from the side of the stage was the best feeling in the world!