I am at a stage in my development as a bassist where I am having a hard time just enjoying music like I used to. I am analyzing everything too much, technique, tone, equipment... hell, I am even distracted by the overall sound, lights...etc... everything that goes into a "big act" live show. I saw Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (w/ Victor) last night here in KY. I just couldn't get into the music (aside from disliking the sax) like I used to. It isn't just this show, but all of the "big" shows I have seen lately. I just can't be the naive whirling dervish in the kaleidoscopic wonder of music that I used to be. I studied architecture in college and the same thing happened to me. I loved the "wonder" of a particular building/form and was quickly dimmed with my obsession to know the techniques that made the "thing of beauty". After I calculated or studied it's structure, it's pure essence (what made me love it to begin with) was lost. Does anyone else have this problem? If it even is a problem.