Hannah and I were honored to be a part of Martin Bresnick's 70th birthday celebration at National Sawdust last month. He was and is one of the most influential mentors in my life, and it was a joy to hear more of his eloquent remarks. Songs of the Mouse People is based on Kafka's last short story, about a community of mice and their diva Josephine. Mouse People has been a NMC staple since our first "want to play something together?" emails, and I'm proud to keep playing softer, softer, softer.