They say children are a most unforgiving audience. This is true. As any performer will tell you, young people will not clap politely nor pat you on the back if they think you are crap. They will just start doing something more interesting like picking at a scab or searching someone's head for lice. They have the attention span of a flea and if you don't grasp it they fidget and head to the loo. But having said all that, in the ultimate contradiction, they are also the most forgiving of audiences. You want proof? Today I pacified this young man by singing to him. That's right. He cried. I sang. In any other circumstance it happens the other way around. And then he went to sleep. Yep, I've still got it.