I have had a few brushes with greatness along the way. When I was a teenager I was in a punk band that opened for DOA. Playing pool with Joey ****head was cool. Although I realized very quickly that people on records were people too. Over the years my musical horizons expanded and I went to Humber College in Toronto and studied jazz. My friend Chris Gartner ( www.tasamusic.com )was at the same school and called Alain Caron and asked him to do a clinic. I forget how we paid for it. Can't remember if we passed around a hat or if the school paid. It was during UZEB Between the Lines tour and we went to all the shows we could. Recently I went to New York City for a short vacation with the purpose of seeing Marcus Miller. I went to the 55 Bar the night before Marcus and saw Mike Stern, I had Mike sign my We Want Miles CD as well as his new one. Took a couple of pics as well. Should have got my picture with him. The 55 just might be my favourite bar now. Went to see Marcus the next night. Great show although I ate bad suschi before hand. Not good. So I missed some of the first set and couldn't stay for the second set. Kicking myself. But I asked Marcus to sign the We Want Miles CD. He seemed to get a kick out of seeing it. Hope to see Marcus again and have him sign my MArcus Miller Signature bass with a reall Marcus sig.