For any of you who weren't around for it, or those of us who were and survived it, the Punk Era of music will be the upcoming Part 9 of a 10 part PBS series on rock/R&B/funk music. Airting times vary be market. You can check it out at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/rocknroll/rnrpunk.html BTW, I watched a tape today of Part 8, "Make It Funky" that aired last night. About 1/3 of the program was focused on bass and bassists becoming a featured element of the band. Bootsy and Larry Graham got almost as much attention as James Brown in the program. Excellent stuff, better than the "What Marsalis & Burns Want You to Know About Jazz" series, IMO.