So about two years ago I had to leave my very busy cover band. New job and couldn’t handle the weekly gigs any more. Loved working with the guys, but playing top 40 dance tunes gets old fast. Of course the money was good. Now that the job is going well, I’ve been itching to play again, but this time it’s for me. I had trouble finding the right band and almost fell into the cover thing again. On impulse I answered a local ad from a drummer looking to do more creative stuff. He lists Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd as types of music he likes. I’m intrigued. Turns out I know him and actually auditioned for a band he was in years ago. It wasn’t my style, but we jammed a little anyway. Years later a band I was in opened for his band's cd release party. The guy is an amazing drummer and we clicked immediately. I invite a former guitarist over who I’ve played with on and off for over 20 years. We had written and recorded a couple of times in the past. Had our first full practice tonight (jammed a little while setting up in the drummer's studio last week) and it was amazing. Looks like we’re bringing in a very talented keyboardist (played with the drummer for years) and a great singer from a previous band is very interested in coming on board. I’m totally stoked at how this is coming together and I’m really digging the progressive thing, never played it before. Actually dug out my Fender Deluxe Fretless Jazz tonight. Bringing my Carvin LB76 next time. I’m going to get to play all of the fun basses I bought over the years but never had an opportunity to play. This project is five very talented musicians and me, with a similar mindset, getting together to play whatever we want to. I think is going to be a lot of fun.