The Mock Turtle reminded me of something that struck me from this Clinic and as I had to rush off, thought I might mention this here? So Steve mentioned (possibly not entirely seriously ) how Michael was an engineer and he was an electronics expert? This was in relation to the different approaches to solo bass. I can't remember the exact words used, but Steve then said something along the lines of how his approach was much easier - that is building up layers of music using loops rather than the approach Michael mainly uses - which is to play everything live through the mechanics of various basses. It struck me at the time, that the logical outcome of this idea is that it's much easier to do what either Michael or Steve do, with digital workstations, synclaviers - things like that, that are used to create music in studios and by bands like Orbital or solos artists like Aphex Twin in live situations. I suppose that this has had a huge impact on music, as young people getting into music are now far more likely to take up DJ'ing and use samplers,sequencers, drum machine etc. I know Steve was probably being "tongue in cheek" about this, but I wondered how much that you (Steve or Michael or anybody else) thought the character of the music you created was affected by how it was produced? So - could somebody with a digital workstation (for example) play a solo gig and create similar music to what we heard at the Bass Centre - but with less effort?