March, 1998. Band Practice in Jody's basement. The death of Bill Smitka brought us together again, ostensibly for a memorial
performance; the Layabouts had not played together since 1992 and I think that none of us
realized how much we had forgotten and how many licks had to be painfully gone over again and again. However, all this toil seems
to pale with the realization that the band has regained it's spark, and that many years of
dormancy has not in any way blunted the enthusiasm for fighting the good fight; it's good
to be a Layabout again.
..And here are a few pictures of the band practicing in Jody's basement: