Tonight I had my first real audition since I started playing again (I've had some bands and gigs, but those were from people who've heard me play - this was the first "we've got several people we're auditioning" situation). Funk band, quite good. I've been playing with a singer-songwriter and with an Americana band, so this is the first really groove-oriented band I've played with this time around. I brought the fretless Ibanez (great growly funk tone) 'cos if I'm gonna get the gig I'll get it being me and playing what I like to play. We played some originals and some cool old school stuff ("use me up" and "I'll take you there"). Man! Some fat grooves and a very solid drummer. What a great time! The people who were sitting out back during the previous bass player's audition all came in to hang out, which I take as a good sign. Got compliments on my playing and my tone. I don't know yet if I got the gig, but a good time was had by all, including me. Now comes the "waiting to hear if I got it" part. Regardless, it was fun.