I had to chuckle when I see all the threads on here of people worshipping Tal Wilkenfeld. Don't get me wrong she has immense talent and I will buy her first solo cd and her new one as well. My point is she should be as good as she is, her musical career was handed to her on a golden platter. How many of you could say that your parents would let you quit school at 16, fly to LA from her country or wherever you live alone, then agree to plunk down 18 grand per year for at least 2 or 3 years for you to go to music college ? Then go to NY and be introduced to the best musicians around. I also think being a girl has alot to do with the introductions and their desire to let her tour with them. I guess i would be more impressed if she learned bass on her own like alot of us have to instead of getting the red carpet treatment right from the start. In my humble opinion some of the best out there never went to music college, slash, Eddie VanHalen, Chris Squire, Original bass player from the Doobie Brothers and so on. I realize that music college doesn't guarantee you will be great, but it should, i mean what else do you have to do except sit around and practice 10 hours a day then go to class. Self taught musicians always impress me most, they learn by trial and error as to what works and what doesn't, i think the lessons learned stick with you better that way and also prove your desire to be great by the time you put into it. Nothing makes me happier than to go to some battle of the bands and see some self taught bass player or guitarist blister some Berkley or Musicians Institute graduate. Again, not hating on her by any means, i think she is great, cute and talented and look forward to what she will do next, but when you are taught by the best you should be the best.