where do you draw your inspiration from? musically or non-musically? most importantly...creatively? musically, i find that i get most inspired by non-bassists and non-musical things. definitely by sound. but there are certain drummers, guitarists, keyboardists who do things with sound that boggle my mind. i guess i'm more inspired by sound. ofcourse, there is a laundry list of bassists that inspire me, but as far as pushing the envelope and doing something new, you'll always be standing on the shoulders of giants in whatever you do, unless you lock yourself in a room with nothing. so what inspires you? to write? to play? to learn? go nuts! let this get interesting!