Ok, tomorrow I'm going to start a one year experiment.. Can an 50 year old player that always skated by on the basics break through a lifetime of accepting mediocracy and achieve excellence? Back story; on a whim a few months ago I bought several sight reading books, the James Jameson book, the James Brown Rhythm section book and a few others and have made HUGE strides in learning to read and raising the bar with my playing. Wondering if I can go all the way and achieve what has always eluded me caused me to brainstorm. What I really need is a "Rabbi" to help me. I hit up the most insperational LA bass player this morning asking if he was taking any private students. So I'm starting lessons with Sean Hurley tomorrow... Pretty stoked!