Earlier this fall, Medeski, Martin and Wood recorded a new version of ESPNs network theme for future broadcast on the popular sports channel. As a holiday gift, Ropeadope is now offering a free version of the theme on its webpage before it hits cable in 2006. Tonight MMW begins its New Years Run in Sapporo Japan, before devoting much of early 2006 to side-projects. John Medeski will offer a number of solo piano concerts in New York (1/22), Guadalajara, Mexico (3/9) and Mexico City (3/10), while Chris Wood will zigzag across the country in support of his new Wood Brothers album Ways Not to Lose. As for Billy Martin, be sure to hear about his latest projects on Cold Turkey and read his thoughts on a number of subjects, ranging from Ski Jam to wine, over at www.Relix.com.