My childhood best friend Jody Scott has spent the last few years playing trumpet with a great band called Bayonics. They play dance music – some salsa, some funk and a bit of reggae. No hippie bullshit – this is a serious Bay Area band with roots in groups like Tower of Power and Sly & the Family Stone. Their home base is the Elbo Room on Valencia Street in San Francisco, in my old stomping grounds. They’ve really got something great going, and you should check out their work and consider supporting their Kickstarter. Their goal is simply to manufacture their album (which they’ve recorded) and do a bit of marketing. I backed the effort – $10 will get me the album when it’s released. Consider doing the same.