Debuted with a new band last night. First tune, fell flat on my face metaphorically. No big mystery why -- though I've gigged with my Phoenix before, it was never on such a dim stage. I couldn't see the dots on the side of the neck! It usually makes no difference, but this one particular part falls in such an unaccustomed spot on the neck that I go by the dots to check myself. So yeah, missed it, and missed it big. Ugh. I've played hundreds of gigs at this point, so I was extra embarrassed I didn't anticipate that. But since I now know the dots demand improvement, I'm wondering how I might best go about it. Early attempts have rubbed right off. Or heck, maybe I need glasses.