Hey Mr. Manring, You're a great bassist, and overall musician. I love your music and I love your bass playing. How did you start playing bass and bass soloing? What was the reason that made you stop being only a supporting player and start taking solos? And when you played bass solos, were there people who opposed to having the bass solo? Did people tell you to stop noodling and play "real bass"? And if so, how'd you deal with them? In my band, although I've taken some solos, a lot of my friends and my guitarist in the band is being a real prick about having the bassist solo. So I'm just wondering how a great bass soloist like you overcame these problems.