I just had a visit from one of my former bass student's parents. They came to tell me that their son killed himself. Some crap about a girl breaking up with him compounded by some of the drugs he had started using. 15 years old and the kid killed himself. He was by FAR the most promising student I ever had and now it's all gone. So, to all you younger TBers out there - no matter how hard or difficult you might think you have it, nothing is worth taking your own life over...nothing. To see the hurt and pain in his parent's eyes...man....don't put your loved ones through that. RIP Joe "Thumbsy" Badura.