I got a call from our keyboard player last night to discuss some band business, and we were talking about singing and playing our instruments. I happen to let out that I thought my bass playing wasn't anything to write home to Mom about, and he says, "Are you kidding? You're the best bass player I've ever played with!" I was really taken aback! Now, he's been in the local music biz for a good 30 years or so, so either I'm that good or all the other bass players he's played with in Central Mass are that bad! I was really humbled by it and it made all the hard work to get to this point well worth it. But no resting on my laurels for this kid, I've still got a ton of stuff to learn, easily a lifetime's worth.