As I sit here working on our Yule Log, I've been reflecting on how the bass part of my life has progressed in the last twelve months. This calendar year: * My playing is m-u-c-h improved over a year ago, mostly due to my regularly getting out to jam with a guitarist friend. * I'm starting to get a glimmer of understanding about theory, although I still can't read standard notation without my lips moving (a joke, son - a JOKE!) * I've managed to add three first quality basses to my arsenal. * I replaced my tatty old Peavey combo with a G-K head and a Bag End cab. * I'm having FUN! So, on the eve of the longest day of the year, I must admit to a deep sense of satisfaction with the way my low-end life is going. How 'bout you?