I've been listening to Macy Gray's first album along with some newer Santana music and have gotten more inspiration from that than I did from 25 years of rock music. I heard a newer LL Cool J song "Paradise" and it has a great bassline. Miami by Will Smith is cool too. I guess I was a bit suprised to be inspired by pop music. I feel a bit strange jamming on my bass along with a Will Smith tune. I guess I was wondering were so of you get your inspiration. Is it from unlikely places? And aren't some these "unknown" studio players really underated?