One year ago, I was working pretty much flat out, playing and presenting concerts, teaching and examining/adjudicating as and when the opportunities arose. Then something happened, then *life* happened, and another health scare later, I was in a far away place, with little or no trace of my previous life in Ireland. Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to one of the most wonderful human beings I have ever come across, for my radio program or for anything. See - here's the thing. It's weird interviewing "legendary" musicians. They say, you should never meet your heroes, as it's always a disappointment or anti-climax.