(Sam)"Hi, I'm Sam S., and I'm a Talkbass moderator." (TBA meeting, in unison) "Hi, Sam!" As I'm sure most of you have noticed, Sam S. (the artist formerly known as Samuel) has been added as a new DB moderator by our fearless leader Paul. I'd like to thank Sam for agreeing to help out while I'm slammed to the wall with work at my new full time gig at the U. I'm sure he'll do a great job, and probably make me raise my standard of moderatorship after I've seen what his diplomacy can accomplish. I probably won't be around much for awhile now that things are getting really busy at school, but with Sam and Don on watch, it's nice to know that there's nothing to worry about...although if a troll attacks and Sam has to play "bad cop", somebody needs to email me so I can pop in and see that. For those of you on the sampler whom I haven't contacted yet, I still plan on doing so when there's time to give some real attention to the material. Please don't think I'm a ****head for not having done so already (although you are welcome to think I'm a ****head for many other reasons). Anyway, enough about me - I'd like to extend a hearty welcome to a person who is definitely NOT a ****head and welcome Sam into the Mod Squad. He'll be busy with the first few volumes of the official Talkbass Moderator's Guide for the next week or so, but after that he'll be up to speed and ready to take on all comers. Oh, and anyone who wants a copy of the video of the official mandatory NEW MOD BIKINI- WAX HAZING RITUAL should contact DONOSAUR, and have a stack of $50 bills at th ready. Sam's waxing subject for his initiation is none other than Ed Fuqua, and let me tell ya, Ed's a hairy bastard... Welcome, Sam!