Was checking out vids of other bass players and was a little surprised at how many "notey" bass players there are that just don't hold a groove down. One guy in particular who is local to me who gets a lot more playing time in for a specific genre, plays A LOT of notes...but there just isn't any groove to speak of, it's almost like he's acting independently of not only the drummer but everyone else in the band. He doesnt ever even really look up from his instrument and to look at him play, and probably to listen to him play alone it probably looks/sounds cool, but in a group environment it just results in a situation where it sounds like everyone is doing their own thing, no cohesiveness at all. It somewhat reinforces what I've been telling myself lately, slow down, play less, pay attention to the groove, and watch others. Beside keeping in eye contact with the drummer, I always make it a point to be aware of the lead singer/lead guitar player in the band Im in now...If he looks happy, than I feel like Im doing something right.