This sounds stupid maybe, but since Levin is one of my idols, now I can say it took Tony Levin to replace me. hahahhaa I feel very good about this, specially when she texts me across the country to tell me about the release, and it sounds great, and she's going on about how the bassist isn't as good as me. She was always very very kind to me. I know it's friendship as much as anything, and that's how I like it. But it's something I can take to my grave with a little smile on my face My former bandleader: "It took Tony Levin to replace you me when you were unavailable." kk... seriously, I'm done now. And no, I'm not bragging, I'm laughing about it because it's one of those anecdotes that you can spin if you want, but is just an innocent coincidence in reality (I'm sure that he must have been the connection to do session bass for her new producer, and was available, and had a fitting style).