This question goes out to Jon the Brasil Nut. You mentioned that Lani and Karen are still friends to this day....and that Karen speaks highly of Sergio Mendes.....If this is true..then i am happy to hear that and i always hoped they would be friends (i don't know why this is important to me...but it is)However...I heard from my friend Brandon Bergeron who spoke with Sergio after one of his recent shows and he said that Sergio said that he hasn't spoken with Karen in "years".....and what I thought may have happened is that he basically didn't want anything to do with her after the comments she made publically in Playboy.....she basically "dissed" the whole style of the band calling it "prepackaged" and "sophisticated muzak" and that the lyrics were not "stimulating" I have the Music Scene and have really studied everything i can from these two songs Ye Me Le (one of my favorite Brasil '66 songs) and Wichita Lineman. Lani almost looks scared to me....as she claps her hands and stairs straight ahead.....while Karen seems to be in a very good mood....I really like the way she closes her eyes (with white painted lids) and moves her head at the end of Wichita Lineman....I find then both very intereting and really like the idea of them being friends.....but Karen just seems a lot wilder than Lani....I mean she admits in her playboy article to having lots of meaningless sex with people in Las Vegas and Hollywood. I know she is married now...but this was a crazier time period with lots of people taking drugs and lots of sex...and about her comments in Playboy & the experimenting with pills (do you know if they were prescribed or if this was street purchases?). Lani has just never struck me as a women that would experiment with...or would use drugs...I may be wrong..it is just my own intuition that says this. Do you agree with my assessment on this? But i respect both Karen and Lani for their choices and their own personal styles. But how much do we really know about their personal lives and their personalities....did they argue while touring together? All these other bands for example Fleetwood Mac...Stevie Nicks says that their was lots of bickering and that they had their differences...An avid fan of Brasil '66---I would like to know their story....I would like to know the nitty gritty about Lani and Karen Lives and their own friendship (if there ever was a friendship).. I wish the Playboy article would have been more specific about Karen and about who she liked and didn't like in the group....who it was specifically that she dated from Brasil '66 etc...was it street drugs or prescribed pills...Magazines today seem to be way more detail oriented and tell sooooo much more about people in the spotlight. In a way i like the mystery to it....in another way I crave more info. Do you agree? I wonder also how they can remain friends if Sergio doesn't want to speak with Karen? It almost has like a "family" dynamic to it....almost as if they are sisters or something and the father is angry with one of the daughters? But hey...if the sisters still speak than that's cool. I too long for a Brasil '66 reunion. I just wish it was possible for all of them to make ammends with their differences.