Thanks for the suggestions. all good and valid and all giving me food for thought.
TR, your Rock 'n Roll voice haunted my dreams.
One wrench in the gears is that I am not really driving yet due to the meds thing. My wife or son will be driving me and then picking me up later.
I got BCC'd on an email from him to the group. A simple, "Is Monday practice still a go??" thing. I figure at this point asking if I should bring anything might be a non-presumptuous query. If anything, I'd like to sit and play unplugged to see if I could keep up. See what my head would allow me to do and the price I pay later that night. There's not only noise, but movement to deal with.
A funny story. One of my most embarrassing moments while learning this guitar thing.
He came over to the house one time to "jam". I did not know what this meant yet. So, when I started playing rhythm to whatever song it was and when he started playing lead , I stopped. I didn't know what the heck he was doing. I thought he just wanted to play or show me the proper technique, so I stopped and let him. He got a puzzled look on his face. After a couple more times he tried to explain this jamming thing, but it didn't sink in. Getting more and more embarrassing now. I think he gave up and we did the one at a time thing. I got sick right after that, and he got busy with his band by the time I've been able to do things. We never played again. About two years later, I learned what jamming actually was by my brother-in-law. Man, talk about embarassing. I did email him and told him about my blunder from that evening and we had a good laugh.