Haven't been on this site since its baby days, when the information superhighway was a new, and decidedly pornographic place... Talkbass, and it's slightly retarded uncle, Harmony Central, were havens for those who wanted to share in the secret craft of shaking buildings. In those days, I posted as Sunn880, a common figure on the old stonerrock/fuzzrock.com forum. Well, to keep it short, I've been busy. For Science. Played over 2000shows, from halls to basements, festivals to dive bars. Booked a lot of them, too. Played with Rockers, Rastafarians, hipsters (before they were hip), burnouts, deadbeats, popstars, punx, savants, messianic death cult hippies (it was a long weekend)... ...and I'm fairly certain I hated every minute of it. Built basses, modded basses, turned a 5 string into an 8string, turned a "I'll throw this in, to sweeten the deal" into a $2000 Rickenbacker 4008 (here's a hint, what came in 3 body parts when I found it). Built amps, modded amps. Ditto, effects. Flipped instruments/amps/effects. For Science. My last touring GO bag included needle nose pliers, soldering iron, linesmen pliers, condoms, #1-#2 phillips, a dime (flathead), smokebombs, (2) speakon & (2)xlr connectors, (2) sets strings, and the better part of a carton of chesterfields. Ran out of chesterfields and E strings. I broke the retail music store's cardinal rule, and played bass through guitar amps...for years...ask me how! You'll find me in Connecticut now, and I run a club. For how long, who knows. Since we only book original music, we are not a safe zone for meatheads. At this time, I am learning about digital audio and Trigonometry. Philosophy: I'm more Occam's razor, than, burma shave. Why not, rather than, Why. and yet, I do not suffer fools kindly, lightly, nor silently. if I had a tribute bass, its features would be: " on fire, and OH **** IT'S HEADING RIGHT FOR US "