Dave and I got together on Saturday at Ava Roasteria for the second time. Ava is a relatively new, mega popular coffee shop in downtown Beaverton. It is currently open 24 hours, and there is free wireless internet. KC Craine and his friend Dawn Baker were playing music and singing as we arrived. Guitars, mandolin and the harmonica were played skillfully. I was very impressed with KC's guitar playing. It is that beautiful and intricate level of performance that reminds me of how much a beginner I am. I'm still working on learning basic chords and strumming. Amazing what can be done when you know what you are doing! Witnessing such a spectacle either gets you excited to learn and improve or makes you say "I give up cuz I'll never be that good!". My response is somewhere in the middle. I want to learn more, but I'm incapable of the high level of skill I desire. I lack the motivation and discipline to make guitar practice a high priority. Usually I play the same 2 or 3 songs a million times, using about 10 chords (though I know about 25-30). It would be great to learn notes, scales and theory so I can move beyond repetitious chord strumming.