Hello Steve, I'm listening to "drifting" again at the moment...have listened it for a couple of times now over the last few weeks, and I really enjoy lots of parts in it. I was wondering, hearing your views and your ways of playing bass as a solo-instrument...aren't you sometimes frustrated by the limited possibilities of all those technical effect-thingies you're using? For instance, when you're using a loop-sampler in a song...you're basically forced to play over that chord-structure (if that's what you're looping), and what I find the worst part of those things, is that it doesn't respond to your playing. For instance, when you're soloing, and you started playing with a harder attack, the machine doesn't hear it, and keeps replaying the thing at the same volume. (and feel) But when another player (for example...me) would accompany you with that same chord-structure, he or she would hear you play louder, or see your mood change, and would also play differently according so. So I think your solo-bass would sound even better with another human player (like the cellist you've been playing with, I think cello and bass is a terrific combination), but that would be beside the point of course, since it's a great thing seeing you on a stage with all those wicked machinery, and with that, filling the whole room with those nice sounds. Here in Holland, we would roll that green stuff between our tobacco, and have a great time with it. (nah...) I wonder what your opinions are on all this...sorry for the long post, but it's the way I talk. I'm a bit like your aunt.