Well, I think I may have found a potential paying gig. Responded to an ad in Craigsist. A guitarist/drummer combo looking for a bass player to gig in the few local bars and in Memphis. I've never been in a straight blues band but the guy sent me some clips of his old band, and he's actually really good. They want to play stuff like Joe Kubek, Tommy Castro, Popa Chubby and of course SRV. His ad listed his equipment as a 55 watt Mesa boogie head with a 2/12 cab. I'm guessing my 400 watt hartke and 4X10 cab would be enough for this guy, a drummer and possibly a keyboard player? He hasn't gotten any gigs yet, he's from California. I'm really not even sure what the demand is for blues bands these days, but surely we can work in Memphis? Anyway, the songs I'm gonna have to learn are as follows: Nasty Habits: Tommy Castro Caffeine and Nicotine: Popa Chubby She's It: Smokin Joe Kubek Cold Shot: SRV They're all pretty simple, but fun to play. I'm kind of stoked. It's not exactly what I was after but if he can get the thing going, it should be some kick ass experience. It would have been cool to audition for a working band, but there is less pressure here. It's a start anyway. I'm more hopeful about this little project than I am my current one. "Original" metal. I'm a 4 string player and they are all about some Drop D. We've yet to write a song. And they don't know any covers. I usually end up getting bored about an hour into practice(?). well that's all. It's exciting to me.