Long time watchers of this forum may have gleaned the idea that I like my music. In fact, I love my music, and live for it. In particular, I like music to tell me a story, whether it be via the lyrics or the unspoken message of an instrumental piece. But I also like the stories behind the music, told by the performers themselves, when they take a break from being performers and become mere mortals away from the lighted stage. So, listening to Albatross by Fleetwood Mac, I was reminded of something I heard, or read, a while back. Whatever Bill Clinton is, or was, or might yet become, one cannot get away from the fact that he has impeccable taste in music. So perhaps it is not a surprise that he requested the presence of Fleetwood Mac to perform at his inauguration as President of the United States. Unfortunately, there was a slight problem. Lindsey Buckingham had famously chased Stevie Nicks down the street with a rather large knife in his hand and, as a result, had left the band, taking John McVie's invitation to leave for a while as something more permanent than was intended. You have to hand it to Stevie. Buckingham was adamant that he would not return to the band under any circumstances but she stamped her foot and "Godammit! That guy is going to be YOUR President. You ARE getting up on that stage." and the rest was history. Fleetwood Mac has been one of my favourites for as long as I can remember, but the Rumours lineup is, for me, THE Fleetwood Mac. These days, they may have drifted into some obscurity but. for me, they will always be one of the greats. I don't know of another band that puts such energy into every performance.