My band is great. No, not that way, although that may be true too. I'm exceedingly fortunately to be working with a great bunch of people. We've been playing together for almost twelve years now, the same group of people. There's a good chemistry and a good vibe, and everyone loves what they're doing. And, we goof around a lot. We noodle around during breaks between songs at practice, that kind of thing. The guitar player will start into something, then someone else will pick it up, and pretty soon we'll jam our way into writing a new song. And once in a while we get into these shredfests, where we'll try our best to outdo each other. So not too long ago the drummer and I were working out this banter we could do on stage, where I mimic his tom rolls with a left hand slap thing, and the guitar player walks into our little rehearsal, and he's got this sh*t-eatin' grin on his face, and he looks at me and says "what, you think you're Billy Cobham?" And after further dialog, one thing led to another, with the eventual result that we made a bet about whether a bass player could play his bass as fast as a drummer can play his drums. The drummer doesn't want any part of this. He didn't want to wade in these waters, he's just sitting on the sidelines watching the progress of this heated debate. Well, so now I've been able to show my guitar player three different ways a bass player can do this and still be melodic, and the arrogant bastard doesn't want to pay up. He's demanding objective proof from a timekeeping device. Oy. Those darn guitar players. What's to be done about them? They think that just because a bass player likes to keep a good groove, he can't do anything else. I feel like demanding a bass solo during one of our tunes, just to spite this guy.