Well, I bit the bullet & took my bass outside the house for an actual jam. I practiced a couple of the songs, but I couldn't even come close to remembering it all note for note. I was hoping that I could just wing it & play the same shuffle through the whole song. I had no problem, winging it, because I could barely hear myself. We were plugged into a PA with an acoustic with a soundhole pickup. Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Eagles, Neil Young. I was asked if I could sing & declined, but now I'm rethinking it. My friends always told me I sound like Ozzy Osbourne when I sing. That's great for Heavy Metal, but not great for this style of stuff. Anyway, I was lucky that his charts had the chord progression right there on the top & I could easily read it & just played roots along in that progression, trying to maintain a box when possible. We left it open ended, and I'll just have to make contact again if I want to continue meeting. I'm not sure if that's code for "You kinda suck.", or I might be overthinking it. Only 3 or 4 songs trip my trigger TBH, but you've got to start somewhere, I suppose. (Would you believe gOOgle Chrome's spell checker tried to correct "got to" to "gotta"?) I'm at a bit of a crossroads here now: A: Practice those songs for real, and really get them down for next time. B: Stay at home doing my own faves, Motorhead, Ramones, Black Sabbath. I was asking myself what would Lemmy do, but if Ian was at this stage of his musicality, he probably would have asked the guy if he could sleep on his couch for a few weeks, LOL. Our musical tastes converge on a few songs, but it's a pretty far stretch for me, just songs I grew up with. I'm glad I was able to keep the beat at least, but I wish I had someone along to be a 3rd set of ears.