Linda Barker and I will be heading south from Oregon to Anaheim, California USA for the annual music trade show, known for years as NAMM. We'll load the Bassmobile with 6 sterling examples of the Barker Bass, enough handouts to cover any Canadian province, and Oregon hazelnuts, which we give away to folks who are thankful to get a snack that isn't candy. The show is January 19 - 22. If in the next couple of days you have questions about the show that we might be able to answer, fire away. If you're headed there, we're in booth 1441, Hall E. That is smack dab in the geographical center of the hall, right under (at least it was last year) the big suspended 1400 sign. Joining us in the booth (one at a time) is a bunch of amazing and interesting folks, all either owners of Barkers or darn close to it: Doug Mancini, Will Witt, Tom Szell, Todd Johnson, Eric Owens, Simon Watkins, Jack Jobes and Tom Boyles. Having these quality men helping out in the booth makes it possible for us to take some show time to visit with industry folks who we've come to know. We're looking forward to visits with Jeff Sabin of JazzTimes and Jon Levy of BassPlayer, for instance. I always stop and visit with the people at String Swing, which I've found to be a fantastic wall hook for all my basses in the shop and demo room. Trip will be there and I expect we'll trade visits in an effort to get the other guy off balance. I already am, of course, so he's got it easy. And I always stand in awe to hear the fantastic and the unusual. I could listen for hours to a good Chapman Stick player. Thoughts, comments, questions about NAMM? Your turn!