I drove my mother to a reading at Aimee's coffee house in downtown Lawrence last night. An assortment of eastern Kansas writers and poets read to the crowd and surprise to me - Rick Frydman (KJHK 1977-85) played guitar and sang before the show and during the intermission. He told me the Jolly Ranchers played a couple weeks ago (after a long hiatus). He still looks the same as he did 20 years ago. He's an attorney by day and sponsors the annual Kaw Valley Songwriters Association contest.