I decided to start some lessons yesterday, and I could not believe that I actually had to give this guy my 15 bucks when I left. Well, needless to say I wasn't impressed at all, but when he asked me if I had heard of Marty Friedman, I said sure, why? "Well, I took Marty's place in his old band when he left to start Cacophony." This in itself sounded a bit absurd, but Marty is a guitarist, and this guy teaches bass? Then he told me he is only 19 years old. If I remember correctly, Marty started Cacophony in the late 80's, so this guy would have been about 8 years old. So I asked why he was teaching bass when he was such a "good" guitarist. He said (and very boastfully), "I can play and teach anything." So I asked him if he could teach me how to write a check for fifteen bucks because I had just forgotten, and I got up to walk out. Unfortunately, the owner of the store was a big guy that intimidated me into stopping before I got completely out the door. So I reluctantly gave him the check since the store owner had called the police. Anyway, if anyone else in the Houston area is looking to take lessons, watch out for a guy named Domingo. And if you know a good teacher in Houston, let me know. I appreciate it.