Hey Steve/Michael, Since I heard my first few Jaco Pastorius pieces a while back I've been interested in solo bass, but now I've got the Bass Day 98 DVD, I'm even more interested after seeing your (Michael) section. Sugar blew me away! Anyway, I'm trying to get some kind of set together to play at an open mic night, but I've basically got no idea where to begin. I like the chordal kinda stuff like Sugar as opposed to just setting up a looping back-beat and so on (mainly 'cos I don't have any kind of looping majigger or effects box...), so are there any pointers you could give? What sorta chords sound good together (not just "Anyones in the same scale", but different types of chords)? How can I make it hold people's attention? I know it's a load of questions there, but really any info would be great! Thanks for your time Mark.