This might not seem like a question about solo bass, but I think its a problem a few others may be able to relate to. I would like to direct this to Michael for some ideas and suggestions, because while I really enjoy your solo compositions I also really value the work youve done jointly with David Cullen on Equilibre'. Im 29 and been playing since I was 12. Ive played in cover bands which wasnt really satisfying. I live within an hour of Philadelphia. Ive been writing a ton of material over the past two years. I play well but I guess my tastes are a little obscure or something. My goal is simple, to get together with other musicians, jam, create music, enjoy eachothers company and see what happens if the chemistry seems good. My tastes are jazz, funk, anything wierd. The probelm is trying to find others that have open hearts, open minds, arent alchoholics or drug addicts, dont have rock star syndrome (in a nutshell). Ive tried internet and music store ads, networking through friends. Its led me to alot of hurt feelings and frustration over the years. I guess Im looking for advice on networking at this level and some general wisdom. Thank you much. I just wanted to add that I am open to anyones wisdom on this topic. I specifically added (Michael) to the title to keep it from getting moved to another forum. Thanks again!