Let me start by saying, I love listening to the blues. I dig Clapton, BB, Muddy, SRV, Jimi (is my fav and believe me he KILLED playing the blues), etc. I grew up listening to jump blues, delta blues, chicago blues, white-boy blues - you name it. But here's the thing. As a bassist, I HATE playing the blues. Maybe I just haven't played with the right people or the right music, but it always seems to be an excuse for a 10-minute guitar wank fest. And maybe 1 out of 10 of those guitarists are worth listening to for 3 minutes, much less 10. So tell me, bass brethren, am I on point? Am I missing the boat? Let's get real about the blues.