Keeping in touch with Gabe and Jonn, Michael sent periodic and likely pertinacious reports on the album's progress.
In 2006, he shouted from an alleyway to Charlie's over-the-shop apartment, bringing Charlie a collection of seven songs.
A year later Michael visited Dave for the first time since 2003, "standing on his back porch after dark, like out of a movie, holding out a disc."
Michael wasn't the only one convinced that the Concord's music always
had something more to it. Each of the other four was not only pleased
to hear their work in a definitive form, but favorable to the idea of
releasing an album.