Hi everybody, name's Mike. I've been playing bass for 6 years, I'm 19, and I figured this would be a decent place to get started. My former high school had a sweet music program, the class was basically just a band consisting of myself, my friend Jared on drums (he's an unbelievably good drummer, regardless of his young age he can play damn-near anything), and 2 guitars and 2 singers (one female with a gorgeus voice and one guy who sounded like Jim Morrison). Every year at the graduation ceremony the music class would play a few songs on stage for the parents/faculty. When I was a senior I had been in the class for 4 years and was a favorite of my teacher so I had some extra leveradge in picking the songs. We had originally had 7 songs but the principle made us shorten it. We ended up playing 5. First was "The Chicken". Being a HUGE Jaco fan, I wanted to do something of his that the band (myself included) could handle without sounding too ameteur. Then we did Clapton's "Change The World" (girl singers pick). Next was my personal favorite, we made a medley out of 2 Cream songs, starting with "Sunshine of Your Love", we jammed on that for a bit, then I wrote a nice segueway into "White Room". And we closed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Aeroplane". At the end of the show/ceremony we were virtually rock stars to the crowd. Fellow students were ing over the slap line and solo from Aeroplane, parents were loving the Cream, and (sadly) only 3 people even knew who Jaco was, but they loved our rendition of it making it well worth the effort. Anyway, I guess that's kinda long-winded, but I had a great time and it's one of those memories I'll cherish forever. A great day overall, my first gig, I graduated, and there was one helluva party that night.