After all these years, I promised myself I would take some bass lessons. So last month I got to sit in for a few songs with the band at my company's Holiday Party. Their bass player is a total animal (his name's Rod Ratelle). He gave me his card, and it said he gives lessons, so I told him I'd hook up with him after the first of the year to set up a time. So I called him today, and my first lesson ever will be next Thursday (not tomorrow). I've been a musician for almost 50 years, so I can read music and I know a lot of theory, so we're going to work on technique and maybe some jazz licks. I also want to expand on my walking lines. Also, he can check me for bad habits and see if I can improve overall. Most of all, though, I want to learn how to do that typewriter crap so I can go down to GC and wank with the 14-year-olds.