Michael Lydon and Friends gave a sold-out concert October 2 at the Third Street Music School in NYC, and the music was sublime. Michael and the band--including Ellen Mandel on piano--debuted several new songs, including "Tell Me the Truth" and "September." The concert was videotaped, and soon selections will be on YouTube. Michael is also teaching "The Music of Writing" at St John's University for the fifth straight fall. A good class of bright students are digging into creative writing. Michael is also continuing to play Tuesdays at Il Mattone, a fine Italian restaurant in Tribeca, with singer Gennaro Kravitz. Lydon and Kravitz have been playing weekly at Il Mattone for over a year, building a loyal following. And on October 30, Michael will join a fine group of old-timey musicians at a holiday party at the Bank St school in Manhattan.