Babitz felt good about the old friends who rallied 'round. "In spite of it being the '90s," she said, "it's still the '60s." She was anticipating the imminent arrival of one of them, Steve Martin, whom she met at the Troubador in 1972. "Steve had long hair and was totally without a sense of humor. That I could see. But then I saw him on stage and he was wonderful." Martin dated Babitz. And Linda Ronstadt. At the same time. "We didn't care. It was the '70s, but it was the '60s." Talk about moving the clock back."