It's now officially a Halloween tradition that I play music on my front step while the kids trick-or-treat, as long as I can stand the cold. This year and last I've played 'oud, which one must play seated. So there I am at eye level with the little ones, with a fat guitar-like, warm-sounding thing. Many of them are mesmerized at music right in front of them. It's really charming. I think it's my favorite holiday.