mellowinman made a little snark of "I didn't know you play bass . . ." Yes, dear: piano->DB-->harp ->EB..lots of singing, spattering of tries at mandolin, violin and guitar. I could be a passable rhythm guitarist for a cover band. I've had neighbors who were surprised to find out I'm a musician (we have a few hundred feet of distance so sound would never give me away). Who was [seriously ] surprised to learn of your artistic leanings? Musical or otherwise.