I play rock. I've always played rock. I listen to rock. I rock. Yesterday a friend presented me with an opportunity to play bass in a country band. This is a well established band with a lot of gigs, and the money would be really good. I don't know country, I don't listen to country, for the most part it's kind of irritating to me. But the money would be really good. The friend who presented this to me is a 70's rock dude. Full on denim jacket, Head East fan club kinda guy. But for the past several years he's been in a few successful country bands. He gave me two pieces of advice: "Dude, you don't have to be a cowboy, you just have to play one in the band." "Dude, I've been playing country for 11 years, and I've only hated it for 9."