Before I started playing, I can remember that I enjoyed listening to music in a different way then I do now. To me it seems, playing bass makes it impossible to me to listen to recordings as a whole...when I'm listening to music, I'm always picking out basslines while listening, or concentrating on drums, or this, or that. It's terribly hard for me to listen to the complete picture. I can conclude that my best listening experiences, and the best songs or bands that I've ever heard, were in the period were I wasn't playing bass yet. I wonder if this was coincidential. Any thoughts from you guys on this?