Music means something different to everyone, and everyone has a story, or a reason that they embraced it as a part of their life. I am just looking to hear other peoples stories. Music has been a part of my life since I was a small child. My sister has played the clarinet as long as i can remember, and my mother sang. When i was small, i learned those sounds as the sounds of home, of safety. As i grew older, I began to hear jazz, and the blues. I enlisted myself in the school band and learned to play the saxophone. It was my favorite class of the day. I slowly fell in love with my ability to put air into an instrument and get out a warm, sweet sound. It became my meditation, and my source of comfort. I sought it out anywhere i could, and tried my best to expand my knowledge of music. I started playing bass, and immediately fell in love. the deep, robust tone matched me. It just seemed to fit better than the guitar. I began playing as much as i could. a year and a half later, I found a band. The rest is pretty well history. That is my attempt at conveying my story. Now i want to know.. what is yours?