I know there was all the funk and such in the 70's and such. I think the bass is coming more and more to the forefront commercially and getting recogonition as a solo instrument as well as the foundation. I mean look at Marcus Miller. The first bass player ever to be awarded a grammy for an album soley based around the bass. I even heard they are planning a film on Jaco. Seems to me like bass players today are becoming like the Steve Vai's, Eddie Van Halens etc were in the 80's. Do you think it is an exciting time to be learning and playing bass?