I got started transcribing the tape I made over the weekend, but I only typed a thousand words and got really sleepy. But I think I might have a bunch of words on that tape -- I wasn't even certain. Also, while the book is mostly autobiographical, to give myself a little bit of creative challenge I made the main character a bass player instead of an improvisor. So, today I took my friend Ben Taylor out to lunch and interviewed him about the Chicago music scene. I got a lot of good notes out of that. But ideas haven't been my problem -- as the transcribing the tape problem high-lights, it's just sitting at the computer (or the lack thereof) that's the real issue.