I walked over to Caffe Vivaldi again last night for their 7-11 PM open mike. This week, I drew spot #10 and decided to stay and watch my new friend Mike McGaughy play in lieu of going to get dinner. I eventually got up to play around 9:00 or so. I played two new songs that I finished recently. Actually, one was an older song that I've reworked into something different; one was a completely new song. I wasn't sure if the audience enjoyed either of them though. But regardless of how they went over, these events are obviously good for trying out new songs and being able to perform them in front of someone instead of no one.