Hey folks, I haven't been able to get on here much over the past few days. Due to the rules here, I can't get into details and please don't ask about it, but we have a fight in Florida between good and evil and I have been fighting the evil pretty hard for a few days and I have a long way to go. Also, I've been in discussions for my band to set up a charitable wing where we will hold regular charity events and food/clothing/toy drives as our community dictates. I am feeling better about what I'm doing now way more than any other point in my life. Let's face it...I turned into a big lump for the past few years Most of my life has been doing not much for charity or the good of anyone but my family and I. But I gave back to my community earlier this week in a pretty significant way, and it's such a rush to do it that I'm now devoting my life to doing it on a regular basis. For those of you who don't think you have a voice in your community, let me assure you that you do! I never thought I did until Tuesday morning, and I can't tell you great it feels to do good and ask nothing in return, and it was pretty effortless. If a lump like me can do it, so can you! It's very simple and it doesn't cost much money at all...it can be as simple as finding a kid who has potential on bass and giving him/her lessons for free. Or your band can hold charity concerts and/or food/clothing/toy drives. You can volunteer at places like the Salvation Army or local soup kitchens and food banks. If you are skilled at a trade, you can volunteer to teach underprivileged kids your trade so they can make something of themselves. Take an acoustic guitar and sing to folks in your local old folks homes for an hour (leave out the death metal songs, though). Or even if you see a kid who's in distress and hungry, fix him or her a nice healthy meal or sandwich and let them know you care. But don't worry...I haven't lost the ability to straighten you punks out when you need it! I will, however, be available less than usual, though I will still come on here semi-regularly. Sorry about that, but it's all for the best. For once in my wretched and miserable life, I'm devoting my life to giving back as much as I can. Much love to my peeps at TB, and may you all find a purpose in life that means as much to you as my new purpose does to me. Try it...you'll like it!